University of Wisconsin–Madison

Opportunity-Rich Schools and Sustainable Communities: Seven Steps to Align High-Quality Education with Innovations in City and Metropolitan Planning and Development

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, School Board, School District
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Children & Families, Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Education
This report aims to help community development and regional planning practitioners collaborate on cross-sector educational improvement efforts, increase productivity, and foster social equity. Its seven-step process recommends developing an understanding of the educational landscape, engaging with school leaders, and investing in physical infrastructure and transit. It also includes examples of promising educational practices across the country.

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