Shade in the City

Posted on August 31, 2016 • Category: Water, Forests & Open Spaces

By Zackary Moran-Norris

Phoenix, a city known for its dry climate and mix of urban and desert landscape, could look a lot greener in the coming years. 

Richard Adkins, the forestry supervisor for the city of Phoenix, is helping develop a new plan called the “Tree and Shade Master Plan,” which would cover 25 percent of metropolitan Phoenix with tree shade by the year 2030. 

Adkins said that the plan will help make the city…

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Connecting Families to a Healthy Future

Posted on August 15, 2016 • Category: Healthcare

By Mindy Riesenberg

Karlene Keogh was a single mother with no job, no insurance and less than $100 in her pocket when she returned to Phoenix after 10 years in Germany. To top it off, her young daughter had asthma and needed medical care. With help from a few close friends and family, as well as her own personal drive and perseverance, Keogh was able to rebuild her life and become self-sufficient. But the memories of…

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Economic Development Academy of Arizona

Posted on August 15, 2016 • Category: Citizen Engagement

By Zackary Moran-Norris

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) is working to help grow the state’s economic developers of tomorrow. 

In 2012, the organization launched a formal education program called the Economic Development Academy of Arizona where professionals can develop skills related to economic development at the local, regional and state level. 

Joyce Grossman, AAED’s executive director, said that the academy fills a very important niche in the state. 

“We’re augmenting people’s education, because you don’t get…

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