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Building blocks: Infrastructure investments that move cities forward

Cityvision magazine (January/February 2010) explores public-private development agreements, responsible urban renewal, Main Street revivals, prompt permitting and more.

Building the Economy: Infrastructure Needs in Washington

As the new administration and Congress consider making major investments in the nation’s infrastructure, AWC partnered with a coalition of Washington state organizations to make the case that Washington is a wise choice.

Categories: Infrastructure

Charting a course: Shared goals and shared revenues point the way to recover

Cityvision magazine (November/December 2011) explores what cities do with state and federal funding to ramp up commerce, crack down on crime, and make over their downtowns.

Circle of life: Thriving through sustainable development

Cityvision magazine (July/August 2014) highlights how cities are dealing with flood containment, water quality management, or recreational access. Plus perspectives on stormwater management, SEPA changes, and state energy efficiency grants.

City Trends Report

The City Trends Report, published in 2012, evaluates the changing municipal landscape with its critical shifts, challenges, and opportunities.

Cross roads: The intersecting priorities of commerce and community

Cityvision magazine (July/August 2013) looks at coal trains, perspectives on transportation benefit districts, rural main-street design, and new case law on culverts.

Developing story: strategies for a new generation of resilient infrastructure

Cityvision magazine (September/October 2016) sees how cities are looking to the future, from Pullman’s smart-city grid to Spokane’s clean-water initiative to an electric charging station in Rosalia.

Categories: Cityvision, Infrastructure

Guidelines for city streets as part of state highways

AWC and the Washington State Department of Transportation provide guidelines on the interpretation of RCW 47.24 and the construction, operations and maintenance responsibilities of WSDOT when a city street is part of a state highway.

Categories: Resources, Infrastructure

LID video series

This video series helps local governments with the code review and update process for managing stormwater, explaining what low impact development (LID) is and how these stormwater permit requirements present both new opportunities and challenges for local governments.

Low impact development: Code update and integration

This recorded webinar helps elected officials, public works directors, and planning commissioners prepare for the regulatory changes to the current NPDES permit that make low impact development (LID) the preferred and commonly used stormwater management approach.

Municipal rates and fees

Dive into a dataset of municipal taxes, fees and utility rates, which facilitates benchmarking, and members’ budget and policy making decisions.

On the horizon: Forecasting tools for a dynamic future

Cityvision magazine (March/April 2017) explores the future of cities. Read about how cities in Washington are using data and forecasting tools to plan for the future in their communities.

Open Data Portal

Research and data for fact-based decision making, Data is presented in tabular, map and graphic formats on timely topics ranging from city election results to utility rate trends to recreational marijuana revenues.

Relight Washington

This webinar outlines the business case for budget savings through LED streetlight conversion.

Sharing the well: How cities are planning for future water needs

Cityvision magazine (September/October 2011) focuses on city water needs including water rights, innovative storage, and reclamation technology.
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