Archive for April, 2009

SmithGroup in Africa; Arizona’s Vistancia Popular; Hotel Industry Slowing

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April 30, 2009 SmithGroup designs clinic for East Africa A design prepared by a health care design team at the Phoenix office of SmithGroup is one of 50 chosen for display at the “Design for the Children” awards event in Seattle. More than 300 international entries were submitted in the competition to design a sustainable and culturally-sensitive […]

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Most Baby Boomers Prefer to Age in Place, but Age-Restricted Communities Remain Popular

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April 28, 2009 PRESS RELEASE PHILADELPHIA – Most Baby Boomers are choosing to age in place, like their parents, but a large and growing number – more than 1.2 million households – are choosing to move to communities designed to meet their needs, according to a study released today by the National Association of Home […]

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Shortage of Construction Workers Projected as Veteran ‘Boomers’ Begin Retiring

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April 20, 2009 TEMPE, Ariz. – The nation’s construction industry workforce of more than 11 million is one of the nation’s largest, but there is concern that the numbers and collective brainpower of the blue-collar workers could begin fading. Reports about decreasing numbers of construction workers are updated regularly on the Internet. The projections are […]

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New Disability Empowerment Center to Help Reclaim and Enhance Lives

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April 8, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – His right pinkie is red and swollen. He injured it in a full-contact sport once called murderball, so the player in a business suit and motorized wheelchair extends his left hand to greet visitors. Today, the game known for its aggressiveness is called wheelchair rugby. Weekend athlete and full-time […]

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Positive Numbers Surfacing in Metro Phoenix Housing Data

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April 6, 2009 Guest column by Mike Orr, real estate analyst and founder, The Cromford Report PHOENIX, Ariz. – March 2009 was exceptional in many ways, almost all of them positive, which may seem surprising to some given the general housing gloom reported around the country. Those who have been reading these notes for the […]

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Agencies Seeing More Homeless Youths, Families in Metro Phoenix

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April 4, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – The young homeless glance over their shoulders and see the ruins of their pasts. Ahead of them, if they cannot obtain assistance, these sidewalk souls may see their yesterdays reflected in their futures. They likely came from homes where domestic violence, mental illness or substance abuse erased dreams of […]

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