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Oregon to Reform Parking Requirements in 52 Cities

Oregon’s Land Conservation and Development Commission is in the process of approving a major reform package of land use regulations that would give 52 cities in the state options for rolling back parking regulations.

Join The Pew Charitable Trusts on June 21-22: Broadband Access Summit virtual webcast

Affordable, reliable internet is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. Unfortunately, the low-bar policy goals of the past have left millions of Americans still unable to access or afford this essential service. Unprecedented federal…

Climate change puts a different spin on fly fishing for once skeptical anglers

“When you spend a lot of time outdoors, and you do it over decades, you start to see a pattern, and you can count on those things happening over and over again at approximately the same time (of year),” said Todd Tanner, a Montana resident who has been fishing for more than 55 years. “Anyone who has been fly fishing for a decade or longer has seen the impacts of climate on our fisheries.”

Less Parking Could Mean More Housing

Citing environmental concerns and a lack of housing, an increasing number of cities and some West Coast states are reconsidering mandates that all homes, offices and businesses offer a minimum number of parking spots for residents, workers and customers.

In a Work-from-Anywhere World, How Remote Will Workers Go?

Will professionals still choose cities if they have the option to work from the beach (or the mountains and plains of Montana)? Research by Prithwiraj Choudhury considers the radical ripple effects of remote work.

FCC Commissioner Carr “supply chain issues… stopping progress on access to broadband in rural communities.”

“Supply chain, workforce, and federal lands permitting issues are some of the bigger issues facing internet builds in Wyoming and Montana,” Carr said via text, “the federal government has appropriated enough dollars to get the job done, but unless we start tackling these other issues, we’re just jumping on the gas and the brakes at the same time.”

JP Morgan/Chase CEO Jamie Dimon says ‘brace yourself’ for an economic hurricane caused by the Fed and Ukraine war

“You’d better brace yourself,” Dimon told the roomful of analysts and investors. “JPMorgan is bracing ourselves and we’re going to be very conservative with our balance sheet.”

Business-Pitch Competitions: A New Economic Development Strategy for Rural America 

Proponents of the events say they can attract young people interested in entrepreneurial endeavors and open up a possibility for broader community building. 

Zoning Stands in the Way of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is cheap as ever, but zoning isn’t keeping up with the market.

Here’s How to Get Infrastructure Funds to Smaller Cities

A coalition of nonprofits is starting the Local Infrastructure Hub to help mayors of small and medium-sized U.S. cities compete for $1 trillion in federal funds.

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