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Archive for the ‘Schools’ Category

This Infra Week

Friday, February 7th, 2014

INFRA STORIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS!
Take a Walk on the Child Side
Hawaii Rail A-Go
Seek And Ye Shall Find…

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2014 Georgia Infrastructure Report Card

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS: GEORGIA SECTION
With new grades for the first time since 2009, Georgia’s infrastructure has shown very little improvement and once again received a cumulative grade of C. The Georgia Section of ASCE assessed the same 12 categories as 2009: aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, parks and recreation, ports, rail, roads, school facilities, solid waste, stormwater, transit and wastewater. Recognizing the importance of transportation to Georgians, we added two new categories in 2014: ports and rail. As indicated by the grade, much work remains to be done, though there are some bright spots.

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Using Safe Routes to School to Combat the Threat of Violence

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
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SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Samara Barend, Vice President, North America PPP Director, AECOM Capital

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Samara Barend

“It’s fundamental: having people come together and raise their voice and speak up is the only way to get something done in Washington. I would urge any advocates of infrastructure to speak up and to send letters to their congressmen, and to join coalitions and never underestimate the impact you can have to get something done.”

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Maximizing Walkability, Diversity and Educational Equity in U.S. Schools

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
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POLICYLINK
CHANGELAB SOLUTIONS
With childhood obesity at an all-time high, many health advocates are calling for greater access to walkable schools as an important element of a comprehensive approach for addressing this epidemic. Children who can safely walk or bicycle to and from school can build physical activity into their daily routine. In 1969, about half (48 percent) of K-8th grade students walked or bicycled to school. By 2009, only 13 percent did so. Many factors, including schools’ locations, have led to this decrease in children walking and biking to and from school.

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Powering Up America: The Revolution Began Yesterday

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
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EMILY HALL TREMAINE FOUNDATION
There’s a revolution underway. It’s not on the news and politicians aren’t talking about it. In fact, the mainstream media has probably given you the exact opposite impression. But right now, and all over America, a new economy is emerging – one built on a foundation of cleaner fuels and increased energy productivity. Our opportunity: Powering Up. This report defines a new, multi-faceted energy transformation taking place throughout America. The phrase, Powering Up, encompasses the way Americans, in ever larger numbers, are:

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NC DOT: Let’s Go Walking!

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

This video reviews the following key concepts:-Reasons People Walk-Who is a Pedestrian?-Walk on the Sidewalk-Walk on the Left Facing Traffic-Stay Together-Avoid Busy Roads-Plan a Safe Route-Set a Good Example-Wear Bright Colors-Watch for Cars at DrivewaysSuitable for children in Grades K-5. Video shows children performing pedestrian skills in urban, suburban, and rural settings.  See this and […]

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How to Increase Bicycling for Daily Travel

Friday, May 31st, 2013
How to Increase Bicycling for Daily Travel

ACTIVE LIVING RESEARCH Introduction Bicycling is healthy: it increases physical activity, improves cardiovascular health, and reduces obesity and disease. Bicycling also can be an excellent mode of transportation for people of all ages. In fact, bicycling to school has been shown to improve cardiovascular fitness and overall health among children and adolescents. As with virtually […]

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Financing Energy Upgrades for K-12 School Districts

Friday, April 5th, 2013

LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY
This guide focuses on clean energy financing options for school administrators, facility managers, and other K-12 school decision makers who are considering investments in high performance school projects. This guide explicitly focuses on comprehensive energy upgrades, those that involve multiple measures and are targeted toward achieving significant energy savings.

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The New York Times: D-Plus Solutions For D-Plus Problems

Monday, March 25th, 2013

-The Strip | By Brian McFadden on The New York Times.  

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