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Tag Archive: ParksandRecreation

/News---Info/Blog/March-2015/How-Neighborhood-Parks-Have-Changed Andrew Bremer, AICP
Neighborhood and school playgrounds have changed dramatically since they were first introduced in the 20th century. Playgrounds are now a responsibility for local governments, making safety a priority when civil engineers and urban planners are designing. Not only do parks and playgrounds help people find recreation and leisure in the community, they revitalize neighborhoods.

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/News---Info/Blog/February-2015/If-You-Build-It-They-Will-Bike MSA's Park and Recreation Experts
To paraphrase a line from the movie “Fields of Dreams,” Minneapolis has seen the positive effect of following the mantra “if you build it, they will bike.” Infrastructure improvements, such as on-street bike lanes, have increased bike use by 60 percent.

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/News---Info/Blog/December-2014/How-Infrastructure-is-Affected-by-Climate Leah Rhodes, PE
Extreme climatic conditions and ever-changing weather patterns have been affecting our life on earth in more than one way. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), climate change can lead to operational disruptions and the deterioration of public assets. This is important to note, since transportation infrastructure forms the backbone of any economy.

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/News---Info/Blog/November-2014/Planning-a-Successful-Downtown Stephen Tremlett, AICP, CNU-A
Successful downtowns require continual effort to maintain their economic and social vibrancy. Having a downtown plan is a key component in supporting that effort.  Downtown plans include a vision statement and specific actions to improve the central commercial area, which can have buildings with urban character located close to the street and enhanced walkability for pedestrians.

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/News---Info/Blog/October-2014/Recreating-Recreation Raine Gardner, PE
League of Wisconsin Municipalities’ 116th Annual Conference is being held this week in Middleton, Wisconsin.  A nonprofit and nonpartisan association, the League is comprised of 190 cities and 396 villages in Wisconsin.  At this year’s conference, MSA will present a session entitled ‘Recreating Recreation, Revitalize Your Community through Multi-use Parks.’ 

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