planning http://kvpr.org en Commentary: San Joaquin Valley Counties Need To Work Together To Curb Sprawl http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-san-joaquin-valley-counties-need-work-together-curb-sprawl <p>I studied to become a civil engineer with the goal of building grand things, like the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hoover Dam, and Interstate freeways. Thanks to two inspiring professors, late in my college years I began to think about the unanticipated consequences of these major engineering projects, from the displacement of homes and businesses to pollution and traffic.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:41:28 +0000 Alex Karner 34975 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: San Joaquin Valley Counties Need To Work Together To Curb Sprawl Event Asks How To Make Kern County More Walkable, Healthy http://kvpr.org/post/event-asks-how-make-kern-county-more-walkable-healthy <p>Across California, urban planners and health professionals are increasingly looking at the connections between the design of our communities and the health of the people who live there. Many neighborhoods that lack sidewalks and access to parks have dramatically different health outcomes than those that do. Correcting that problem is the focus of an event taking place on Thursday in Kern County called <a href="http://www.lgc.org/community-design-matters">“Community Design Matters &nbsp; - Building Walkable Healthy Livable Communities."</a> Dr. Wed, 07 May 2014 02:50:40 +0000 Joe Moore 32299 at http://kvpr.org Event Asks How To Make Kern County More Walkable, Healthy Do Man-Made Residential Lakes Make Sense In A Drought? http://kvpr.org/post/do-man-made-residential-lakes-make-sense-drought <p>California’s drought has communities up and down the valley looking conserve water. The City of Orange Cove has already banned outdoor watering this year, and later tonight the Lemoore City Council will hold a meeting to discuss ways the city can get residents to reduce their water use by as much as 25 percent.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:41:34 +0000 Joe Moore 29228 at http://kvpr.org Do Man-Made Residential Lakes Make Sense In A Drought? City Council Approves Plan To Bring Cars To Fresno's Fulton Mall http://kvpr.org/post/city-council-approves-plan-bring-cars-fresnos-fulton-mall <p>Nearly fifty years after the Fulton Mall opened to national acclaim, &nbsp;Fresno City Council voted late Thursday night to approve a plan to replace the historic pedestrian zone with a two-way street. The 5-2 vote was the latest step in an effort that backers hope will revitalize downtown Fresno and the city's historic main street.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:06:43 +0000 Joe Moore 29103 at http://kvpr.org City Council Approves Plan To Bring Cars To Fresno's Fulton Mall Fresno's Bus Rapid Transit Plan Faces Opposition http://kvpr.org/post/fresnos-bus-rapid-transit-plan-faces-opposition <p>The Fresno City Council is set to debate a proposal tonight to bring a hi-tech express bus line to city. But as FM89’s Joe Moore reports, the $50 million federal grant that would fund the project is generating some controversy.<br />____</p><p>The proposal calls for new high capacity express bus service, known as Bus Rapid Transit, to be built along Blackstone and Kings Canyon Avenues in Fresno. The new bus line would replace existing FAX service on those routes and would decrease travel time for riders by as much as an hour and a half in some cases.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 01:30:28 +0000 Joe Moore & Ezra David Romero 27854 at http://kvpr.org Fresno's Bus Rapid Transit Plan Faces Opposition Planned Farm At Running Horse Site Draws Opposition From West Fresno Residents http://kvpr.org/post/planned-farm-running-horse-site-draws-opposition-west-fresno-residents <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About a dozen West Fresno residents and advocates gathered in front of Fresno City Hall today to express their disapproval of a text amendment that would pave the way for Granville Homes to plant a 360-acre almond orchard in their neighborhood.</span></p><p>Among them was Venise Curry, a West Fresno resident and physician. She&rsquo;s concerned the proposed operation could expose residents to dust and pesticides, and harm their air and water.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 01:02:49 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 22802 at http://kvpr.org Planned Farm At Running Horse Site Draws Opposition From West Fresno Residents New Google Tool Shows Remarkable Timelapse of Fresno Growth Since 1984 http://kvpr.org/post/new-google-tool-shows-remarkable-timelapse-fresno-growth-1984 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new </span><a href="http://earthengine.google.org/#timelapse/v=36.80092,-119.77041,10.177,latLng&amp;t=0.47" style="line-height: 1.5;">timelapse tool</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> released this month by Google provides Fresno residents with a stark reminder of just how quickly much of the city's nearby agriculture land has been replaced by homes, shopping centers and freeways.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 20:21:55 +0000 Joe Moore 15057 at http://kvpr.org New Google Tool Shows Remarkable Timelapse of Fresno Growth Since 1984 Mayor Renews Call to Add Cars Back to Fresno's Fulton Mall http://kvpr.org/post/mayor-renews-call-add-cars-back-fresnos-fulton-mall <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresno mayor Ashley </span>Swearengin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> renewed her call to open the Fulton Mall to automobile traffic at today’s annual State of Downtown Breakfast.</span></p><p>Swearengin told the crowd of business leaders and downtown boosters that her number one job for the next four years is to rally support for her downtown plan, which includes the first major changes to Fresno’s former main street in the last five decades.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:25:57 +0000 Joe Moore 10377 at http://kvpr.org Mayor Renews Call to Add Cars Back to Fresno's Fulton Mall On Valley Edition: High Speed Rail Controversy; Planning Fresno's Future http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-high-speed-rail-controversy-planning-fresnos-future <p>This week on Valley Edition, we talk about the future of California&#39;s troubled plan for high speed rail with the agency&#39;s President, Dan Richard. We also look at the big decision the Fresno City Council will make later this week on how to guide the city&#39;s growth for the next several decades.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 21:18:47 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1148 at http://kvpr.org