Art, Plants And Time Turn a P.V. Horse Property Into A Private Nature Retreat

Via The backyard to Rick and Barbara Rosenberg’s cool home is part outdoor museum, part botanical garden and part arty natural preserve Wide gravel pathways meander between Texas ebony and ironwood trees and cacti of all shapes and sizes. Spiny lizards and Gambel’s quail scatter underneath thorny shrubs. Shaded benches invite visitors to relax and commune with nature, but those who keep walking will discover more than a dozen

4 Most Influential Forces Shaping Arizona

Via Arizona is transforming with the proliferation of walkable, urban, community-oriented spaces. It reflects a focus on placemaking, integrating experiential retail and entertainment options into mixed-use that appeals to both millennials and retiring baby boomers. We caught up with Crel Vogel with Polaris Pacific, who is responsible for sales at Optima Kierland, to learn about the four most prominent forces shaping the local landscape. Downtown Phoenix’s reputation as a burgeoning culinary

How Can Tucson Electric Get Solar + Storage For 4.5¢/kWh?

Via Subsidies and aggressive pricing assumptions are key to the stunning Arizona PPA price, analysts say Tucson Electric Power’s recently signed power purchase agreement for a solar-plus-storage project has been hailed for its low price, but it also signals a solution that could become more common as renewable energy grid integration problems grow. TEP declined to reveal the exact pricing, but the all-in cost for the solar-plus-storage project is

Via Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Investment Counsel Inc. raised its stake in shares of L3 Technologies by 38.9% in the third quarter. Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 3,754 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $566,000 after buying an additional 1,051 shares during the last quarter. United Services Automobile Association raised its stake in shares of L3 Technologies by 8.2%

6 Arizona Young Women Are Taking On The STEM Gender Gap

Via Think of the last time you went to get your car’s engine looked at or needed help recovering files on a computer. Who helped you? Odds are, it wasn’t a woman. Historically, men have dominated science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields. That can be problematic; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says STEM occupations grew at twice the rate of other jobs from 2009 to 2015 and tend to pay more than the

Lincoln Institute Launches Babbitt Center For Land And Water Policy In Phoenix

Via The Lincoln Institute today announced the establishment of the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, the centerpiece of a new initiative to integrate land use planning and the management of an increasingly scarce resource. The Center, which will be based in Phoenix, is named for Bruce Babbitt, former Arizona governor, Interior secretary, and longtime board member of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Jim Holway, who has

Via Women from around the world are gathering in Phoenix for the International Women’s Summit. The event is set to take place from May 4 through 7 at the downtown Phoenix Sheraton Grand. Some of the leading women attending the event include Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of “Eat Pray Love”, Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC, investigative journalist Lisa Ling, Kate Gallego, the vice mayors for Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe, and

Able Aerospace Services Recognized As Top Exporter

Via What do aerospace, peanut butter and elite athletic conditioning have in common? They are thriving businesses in our region that are exporting products and services all over the world. The Sun Corridor Export Recognition Program is celebrating the exporting successes of 17 businesses in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal Counties, and honoring four of them with onsite visits by local mayors, who will present a certificate acknowledging these achievements.

An End To Tucson’s Growth Wars

Via As the small Cessna airplane flies above Tucson, its passengers see the rugged, low-lying Tortolita Mountains to the east, followed by the huge green blocks of cotton fields. Over to the west, the bright blue Central Arizona Project canal slices through the desert. Farther south rise the untrammeled desert mountains of Saguaro National Park-West. This aerial view showcases both the conservation successes and failures in the Sonoran Desert

Ajo Voted "Best Town In The Southwest"

Via And the best small town in all the Southwest, a region spanning California to west Texas, is … Ajo. Ajo? That’s right, and this is no “La La Land” whoops moment. Ajo, a quiet, isolated community in southwestern Arizona, bested some tourism heavyweights to finish atop USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Best Southwestern Small Town poll, according to results revealed April 28. Ajo, for those unfamiliar with the former