In the World of Winooski: Budget Process - Winooski Community Partnership 10/27/2015

Mayor Seth Leonard previews the Winooski Budget Process along with City updates, followed by a conversation with Winooski Community Partnership Board President Sarah Sears, and WCP Program Director Maura O'Neill, on the work of WCP, summer and fall events and what might be next for downtown Winooski. For more information:  or Follow on Facebook

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IEEE International Conference on the Edges of Innovation: Keynote Speakers Announces Competition to Produce Next-Generation Internet Apps 10/23/2015

2015 IEEE International Conference on the Edges of Innovation for Smarter Cities featuring Keynote speaker Mike Schirling and Steven Barraclough. The Executive Director of BTV Ignite announces a competition to produce next-generation internet apps.

IEEE offers an exceptional opportunity to interact with industry leaders, engineering experts, scientific experts, key actors and collaborators through multiple tracks that will present recent advances in subject areas that impact smarter cities. As Vermont’s economy continues to grow at a rate faster than that of the US economy as a whole, new challenges have motivated the need for a 2020 set of goals which will be explored during this inaugural conference. For a state with a small and largely rural population, Vermont has an impressive history of innovation. In the 1820s, the town of Windsor was the home of the modern machine shop. Today, Burlington ranks #2 of Business Insider’s list of the 20 most innovative cities in the US. Welcome to Burlington.

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Envisioning Winooski's Transportation Future 10/22/2015

A Public Meeting seeking input on how to improve travel in and around Winooski.  Part of the Winooski Transportation Plan effort and sponsored by the City of Winooski and the CCRPC in collaboration with the Winooski Coalition for a Safe and Peaceful Community.  More information: and

Municipal Updates: Winooski City Update 10/19/2015

The Winooski City Council normally meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.

Winooski City Council 10/19/2015

The Winooski City Council normally meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.

Building a Vibrant, Inclusive Vermont 10/13/2015

The Campaign – “Thriving Communities: Building a Vibrant, Inclusive Vermont”

This effort is a comprehensive and multi-organizational statewide campaign to promote affordability and inclusiveness as a mainstay of flourishing communities across Vermont and beyond. Communities thrive financially and socially when they are welcoming and affordable to a wide variety of residents, people with assorted skills and backgrounds. A diverse range of residents helps drive local economies and enliven local business, arts, and culture. Such communities build economic vitality and resilience and help fulfill the promise of equal housing opportunity for all.

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Ted Wimpey: Inclusiveness = Building Economically Thriving Communities

“The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s New AFFH rule may carry some “sticks,” but the “carrots” of building inclusive communities will be economically thriving and vital to towns and cities.”

Julie Campoli: Density Done Well

“Many people like the idea of having a corner store or café in their neighborhood. In housing surveys, homebuyers regularly express a preference for ‘shops within walking distance.’ But retail businesses need residents to survive.”

John Emmeus Davis: Diversity Done Well – Promoting Housing Choice

“Inclusive communities tend to have an equitable and sustainable mix of housing types, tenures, and prices. I will discuss various ways in which localities in Vermont and elsewhere have encouraged housing diversity in meeting the needs of their residents.”

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Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith - Renewable Energy Conference 2015 10/09/2015

Vermont Speaker of the House Shap Smith (D) addresses the Renewable Energy 2015 Conference and Expo: Leading the Energy REVolution, with perspectives from the Vermont Legislature on renewable energy issues.

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Vermont's Energy Future - Preview of the Renewable Energy Conference 2015 10/08/2015

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin's Chief of Staff, Darren Springer, addresses the Renewable Energy 2015 Conference and Expo: Leading the Energy REVolution.

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Renewable Energy Conference 2015, Keynote Speaker "Yoram Bauman, Ph.D" 10/08/2015

Yoram Bauman is an environmental economist and until 2015 was a carbon tax Fellow at Sightline Institute, where he co-authored Tax Shift with Alan Durning. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Washington and works in Washington State and elsewhere on climate change economics and policy, especially carbon pricing. His most recent academic paper (“Climate sensitivity: should the climate tail wag the policy dog?”) was co-authored with UW climate scientist Gerard Roe and appeared in the April 2013 issue of Climatic Change.

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Municipal Updates: Winooski City Update 10/05/2015

The Winooski City Council normally meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  Meeting schedules, agendas and minutes can be found on the City's web site:

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