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NOAA tool shows land cover changes over time in Vermont

In the 10 years between 1996 and 2006, the percentage of land cover change in Vermont counties ranged from a low of 0.19% in Grand Isle to 2.79% in Essex County. 

Burlington’s planBTV receives wealth of public input on city’s future

Burlington city officials received over 600 comments from it’s residents, employees, visitors, and partner organizations on a draft plan to guide decisions about Burlington’s future.  Read co

National grants promote artistic community development

Stakeholders identify new paths for Vermont’s General Assistance Housing Program

The Vermont Department for Children and Families recently synthesized input from a variety of stakeholders, including VHFA Policy and Planning Manager Maura Collins, as a first step in an effort to re-envision the temporary housing component of the General

Plan for ending homelessness in Vermont drafted

The Vermont Council on Homelessness has been working on writing a new Plan to End Homelessness and just released a draft for public comment.

Assistance available through EPA’s Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program

EPA's Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program will be offering free technical assistance to communities interested in implementing smart growth approaches.

Your input needed for survey on the Vermont Downtown Program

To help guide its re-evaluation of the Vermont “Downtown Program” (including the new town centers, growth centers, and Vermont neighborhood designations), the Vermont Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development (DEHCD) would like your inp

Congress Keeps American Community Survey Intact For Now

The continuing resolution passed by the U.S.

Help identify strategies for improving housing in Chittenden County

The ECOS (Environment. Community. Opportunity.

Building a more resilient Vermont one year after Irene

A year ago since Tropical Storm Irene, Vermonters are coming to terms with the fact that extreme weather events will undoubtedly become more frequent.  In response, the Institute for Sustainable Communities, a Montpelier-based nonprofit


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