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  • California Governor Issues Drought Emergency Proclamation for 25-Percent Urban Water Conservation

    On April 1, 2015, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. issued an Executive Order to address the significant drought conditions in the state. This Alert provides a summary of the key measures, which are effective immediately. 25-percent urban...
  • Toronto Trees: $7B In Health and Environment

    Toronto trees are worth an estimated $7 Billion, or about $700 per tree, according to a June 9, 2014, report from TD Economics . Toronto trees provide residents with over $80 million, or about $8 per tree, of environmental benefits and savings a year...
  • Philadelphia Creates Land Bank for City to Sell and Purchase Vacant Property

    On January 13, 2014, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law Bill No. 130156-A , creating a municipal land bank for the city. With this law, Philadelphia became the largest U.S. city to adopt a land bank and joins more than 75 cities and towns...
  • Project Parklet

    By Megan Roberts At the Accelerate 2015 (Cleveland Leadership Center) awards ( http://www.cleveleads.org/AccelerateNEO/pitch-presenters ), Cleveland natives and returnees, Whitney Hallock and Caroline Wagner, presented the idea for Project Parklet...
  • Real Estate Gazette: A Focus on the Hospitality and Leisure Sector In Some of the World’s Key Jurisdictions

    By Dr. Olaf Schmidt In this issue, we turn the spotlight on the hospitality and leisure sector in some of the world’s key jurisdictions, focusing on topics that are intricately linked with real estate. Also discussed in this issue are recent...