Project Rising nonprofit urban infill accelerator hopes to renovate vacant lots and buildings

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Project Rising, launched Sept. 25, hopes to accelerate vacant lot activation and combat outward growth in Phoenix. By developing its vacant lots, Project Rising hopes to improve downtown Phoenix economically and environmentally while engaging the community. Read story

Phoenix mayor kicks off revitalization project to transform vacant lot into public space

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Mayor Greg Stanton kicked off PHX Renews on Monday, which will transform a vacant lot on the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Indian School Road into an area for urban farming, sustainable technology, outdoor education, art displays and social spaces. Read story

Sustainability experts discuss Phoenix's unique context, challenges

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The second Downtown Devil Discussion of the semester Tuesday featured five experts on sustainability as panelists. The discussion centered on the challenges Phoenix faces as it struggles to keep up with other major cities in terms of sustainability. Read story