Richmond’s public transit system will be seeing some big changes in the coming years. The first rapid transit line is being built, and the city is seeking feedback to improve the wider bus system. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
How can Virginia increase the capacity to bounce back after extreme weather? How can communities adapt to more frequent flooding and higher temperatures? These questions are being asked by government leaders, scientists and non-profits as they seek to increase the Commonwealth’s “resiliency.” Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
This summer, K-12 educators came together to learn the best techniques for teaching computer science. The trainings by Code VA aim to get more teachers prepared and more students exposed to an area that’s becoming critical to career development. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
Thousands of native plants and trees are turning a neglected area under a working railroad trestle into a five acre garden. In addition to creating beauty and attracting more people to the waterfront, Richmond’s Low Line has environmental benefits too. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.
The Urban Archeology Corps returned to Richmond this summer and youth are studying Chimborazo, part of Richmond National Battlefield Park. A partnership with the National Park Service and Groundwork RVA, the initiative is changing the course of some participants’ lives. Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.