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Tips for helping those in need


The poor are always with us – and in great numbers. In the United States, about 46.5 million people live in poverty, according to the Brookings Institution. Worldwide, the number of impoverished people is about 1.6 billion, according to a study by Oxford economists. “There is so much need out there and that’s why I… Read More →

Can Sustainable Housing Really Be A Part of Arizona’s Future?

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Perched on the threshold of economic recovery, cities whose housing markets crashed and burned during the Great Recession are struggling like modern-day Phoenix birds to rise from the ashes. While rebirth comes naturally for some, others seem caught between a trap labeled “sprawl” and a wide-open window tagged “sustainability.” The question is, can cities that… Read More →

Promoting Smart Growth In A Down Economy

Promoting Smart Growth in Down Economy
by in Blogs | Economy | Green

Please welcome Diane Brossart, president of Valley Forward Association, and guest blogger to the AZ Green Scene. This is the first blog of our exclusive monthly blog partnership series, where Diane will share her experience and insight regarding the state’s sustainable industry. Freezing impact fees to stimulate economic development runs counter to the principles of… Read More →