STAR CLIMATE RESILIENCE
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)
Tucson Earns Impressive Sustainability Rating
STAR Community Rating.pdf