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April 25, 2016, 2pm PDT
Louisville has the ignominious distinction of having the largest heat island effect of any of the largest cities in the United States. A new study from the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Tech suggests ideas for lowering the heat in the city.
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February 25, 2016, 1pm PST
A development controversy in Louisville centers on the definition of a conservation subdivision and an environmental threat in the form of an insect known as the emerald ash borer.
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August 20, 2015, 5am PDT
East Coast states will no longer be able to send their waste to a landfill in Kentucky—where regulators and residents clearly got more than they bargained for.
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July 9, 2015, 2pm PDT
The mountains of West Virginia and Kentucky can much less likely to be stripped and gutted for the purposes of coal extraction that they were even a few years ago as natural gas continues its ascendance.
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June 16, 2015, 12pm PDT
An op-ed from the Kentucky state chapter of the American Planning Association takes a strong stance against regulations that could allow the permitting of LED billboards along highways.
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January 20, 2015, 10am PST
The U.S. EPA recently announced the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center "as a resource to communities to improve their wastewater, drinking water and stormwater systems." Two reports show why it's the new resources are so badly needed.
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January 19, 2015, 9am PST
It was considered a given by many analysts that global oil prices would only increase as world oil demand outstripped supply, so switching to percentage-based fuel taxes from per-gallon taxes made sense, until OPEC chose not to restrict their output.
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December 12, 2014, 9am PST
Louisville's goals to plant and grow an urban forest to mitigate the city's heat island effect has run afoul of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's engineering standards for state owned roads.
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October 21, 2014, 1pm PDT
Following the murder of a 12-year-old homeless child in Louisville, Beverly Duncan writes an editorial calling for Louisville Metro Council members to fully fund the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
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September 21, 2014, 9am PDT
A public-private partnership will create the "Louisville Food Hub" in the West End neighborhood. Mayor Greg Fischer suggested that the hub might be more critical to the revitalization of the neighborhood than a proposed Wal-Mart.
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June 23, 2014, 10am PDT
Louisville, like many other cities around the country, has been working hard to reduce the number of abandoned buildings. Recent efforts have provided the city with a new road map for blight reduction.
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June 5, 2013, 10am PDT
While some state struggle to raise the gas tax by even a few cents a gallon, indexing the excise tax to inflation avoids these costly battles. Kentucky approved such legislation over 10 years ago. On July 1, the gas tax will increase by 2.4 cents.
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February 5, 2008, 8am PST
<p>This editorial argues that one-way streets kill downtowns, and they need to be converted to two-ways to help save downtown areas across the country.</p>
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August 8, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>The city of Jeffersonville, Indiana, has approved the annexation of more than 7,800 acres of nearby land -- a move that will increase the population by more than a third. Many of the people to be annexed are calling the move a land and money grab.</p>
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June 22, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Once-blighted areas of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, have seen huge increases in development and property values recently -- a trend many attribute to public initiatives that encourage private investors. But other factors are also causing the boom.</p>
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June 26, 2006, 6am PDT
Kentucky, a state slow to adapt the concepts of New Urbanism, eyes several developments that are walkable and pedestrian friendly.
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March 15, 2006, 11am PST
Former EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman touts smart growth in Indiana.
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August 24, 2005, 5am PDT
Few institutions of higher learning apply their knowledge and resources directly to the problems of poverty and housing.
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June 15, 2005, 12pm PDT
The Louisville Botanica gardening group is betting that if they build a botanical garden, tourists will come.
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June 3, 2005, 10am PDT
Planning has come a long way -- just look at Nashville.
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