Newport City Council and the Newport Planning Board met last night with Smart Growth America to discuss equitable development in the city’s North End.

Antonia Ayres-Brown, the Newport Bureau Reporter for The Public’s Radio has the full story here – National urban planners push for equity in Newport’s North End redevelopment plan

Related: Watch Live: Newport City Council Workshop with the Planning Board and Smart Growth America (Feb. 23 at 5 pm)

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