Infrastructure Week Touts the Benefits of Green Design

May 14 through May 21 was a busy week-plus in Washington, D.C., with Congress working on important pieces of legislation and the many events in conjunction with the 6th annual National Infrastructure Week. Infrastructure Week serves to draw attention to and to educate the public and government officials about the importance of infrastructure to the economy, communities, and the environment.

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ASLA Advocacy Award Winners Announced

During the Advocacy Day wrap-up reception, ASLA President Greg Miller, FASLA, announced the 2017 Advocacy Awards winners and recognized their outstanding achievements in furthering the advocacy priorities of the Society.

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Senate Hearing Highlights Green Infrastructure

On May 9, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing* on America’s Infrastructure Act of 2018. This hearing is the start of the biennial process of renewing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). During the hearing there was continued positive discussion about the promotion and use of green infrastructure in projects funded, authorized, or allowed under this legislation.

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TIGER Program Becomes BUILD; Administration Announces $1.5 Billion in Funding

Recently, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion for a new round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants under a new acronym. BUILD (Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development) grants will replace the TIGER program.

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ASLA Leaders Talk Climate Change and Resilience on Capitol Hill

Last week, nearly 200 ASLA leaders and students from chapters around the country flocked to Washington, D.C., for ASLA Advocacy Day 2018.

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