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MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES FOR CITY OF TUCSON GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

 

The City's Transportation Department is designing and installing Green Streets that will require adjustments to maintenance practices to address the integrity of the designed structures and landscapes.

 

 

 

BROADWAY WIDENING PROJECT MOVES FORWARD

With a 7-0 vote by Mayor and Council, the Broadway Boulevard Widening Project moves on to the technical design phase.  Click here for an Arizona Daily Star article and the Brodaway Boulevard Project web page.

 

 

PROJECT OF THE YEAR!

The Tucson Convention Center renovations project has been named the 2014 APWA Southern Arizona and State Project of the Year.  Click here for the press release and fact sheet about the project.

 

 

STAR CLIMATE RESILIENCE

STAR Communities published case studies from Tucson and Baltimore to show how two high-scoring STAR communities have taken proactive measures to address climate impacts. Click here to view.

 

 

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

How can the Tucson region balance limited water resources with the need to maintain a healthy community that includes an urban forest as a consumer of water? This is the question asked by OIP's Irene Ogata in the May edition of the TREND report.  Click here to view article.

 

WATER RELIABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

OIP in conjunction with Tucson Water has prepared and released the 2014 City/County Water and Wastewater Study Action Plan Report to the City of Tucson Mayor and Council.  This is an annual report of a multi-year study of water and wastewater infrastructure, supply and planning issues.  Additional information about this study can be found here.

 

OIP STAFF RECOGNIZED

In collaboration with Pima County staff, as well as Tucson Parks and Recreation staff, OIP played a critical role in organizing the environmental and archaeological clearance process, providing grant funding for the stabilization of the Adkins residence, as well as providing design review of the rehabilitation of the historic officers’ quarters and leading public tours of the site. OIP will be recognized by the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission on May 2, 2015 and on May 15, 2015 at the Arizona Historic Preservation Conference.

TUCSON PLANS AHEAD

OIP contributes to an informative article about Tucson's planning efforts to adapt to a changing climate.  The article can be found on page 30 of the April 2015 edition of Desert Leaf Magazine.

 

 

 

CITY OF TUCSON WINS STATE PLANNING AWARD

Plan Tucson wins American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter 2014 Best General Plan in the State.

 

 

 

Tucson's Application for Designation as a "City of Gastronomy"
The City of Tucson, Santa Cruz Valley Heritage Alliance, University of Arizona Southwest Center, our media partner Edible Baja Arizona, and many other community partners are actively seeking recognition of our region’s rich agricultural heritage, thriving food traditions, and culinary distinctiveness through a "City of Gastronomy" designation by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Read the application.

Ronstadt Transit Center (RTC)
https://www.azpm.org/s/17476-city-seeking-ronstadt-transit-center-redevelopment-proposals/

Tucson Earns Impressive Sustainability Rating
STAR Community Rating.pdf