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Intersection Repair to create safer streets in Portland

June 21, 2018 - 2:28pm

City streets, even in residential neighborhoods, are generally designed exclusively for cars. This shift of focus from pedestrians, cyclists and other nonmotorized means of transport can lead to dangerous situations. In 1996, in Portland, Oregon, two young girls were struck and killed by a car while crossing the road on their way to a park.

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Urban agriculture incentive zone in San Francisco

June 18, 2018 - 2:33pm

In cities across the world, urban agriculture is increasing access to local healthy food, connecting communities, and creating local jobs. On Aug. 7, 2014, San Francisco was the first city in California to establish an urban agriculture incentive zone (UAIZ), as permitted by state Assembly Bill 551, to address two large obstacles faced by farmers and gardeners — access to land and secure land tenure. This act allows owners of vacant property within San Francisco to apply for tax reduction in exchange for putting their land into agricultural use for at least five years.

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