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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SPARCC
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Transportation & Mobility
This publication by SPARCC offers a definition of equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD) and spotlights work underway in various US cities. Successful eTOD requires planning not just for transit but coordinating how this type of investment will advance larger community needs...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Housing, Public Spaces
Transit defines the vibrancy of downtowns in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Metra and CTA stations, and the development they support, help commuters get to jobs and run errands on their way home, all with little or no driving. Residents come together in these downtown station areas...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, Washington
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This study examines equity and smart mobility in ten U.S. counties and their central cities to understand the extent that smart mobility services and assets are equitably available, and impact accessibility, employability, livability, and mobility. For this study, “equitable smart...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Economic Justice
The movement of jobs away from historic transportation hubs has made highways the best, in some cases the only, way for employees to get to work. Over the last decade, the number of jobs within a 10-minute walk of rail stations dropped. Between 2002 and 2008, the seven-county region...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
Outlines the need and future benefits of connecting more Cook County residents to jobs and amenities to which they have limited access through the current hub-and-spoke transit system....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development
While big businesses dominate global markets, command the entrenched financial and banking powers and are incentivized by misguided government policy, emerging startups can disrupt the status quo and prove that local economies can compete successfully if they connect with their customer...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
This report details the city of Rochester’s (NY) project to coordinate and develop worker-owned cooperative businesses in their strategy for comprehensive wealth building. The project had six crucial functions, including engaging in strategic partnerships, ensuring the success of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Meeting Of The Minds
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Community Development
Traditional procurement model often involves identifying the problem, outlining a solution, and seeking out relevant service providers. Innovative Procurement is more flexible than traditional procurement because it focuses on understanding each challenge, its context, and people’s...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Community Development
The guide aims to inform decision-makers and planners about the multiple benefits green infrastructure (GI) delivers to communities and to guide communities in valuing the benefits of potential green infrastructure investments. This guide distills key considerations involved in assessing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
This report works to guide city-level initiatives for Community Wealth Building (CWB). Through the outlining of this process, the important steps of identifying an area of the city that would benefit from the initiative, working with outside consultants, identifying and engaging stakeholders,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Public Spaces, Data & Technology
Developing an empirical model for parking utilization in Washington, D.C and creating to an interactive, web-based tool utilizing the model named ParkRight DC, to support and guide parking supply decisions. A transparent, data driven process for parking supply decisions may help relieve...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level -
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
Urban flooding is caused by climate change, aging infrastructure, and diminishing permeable space in cities. This examination of data for the city of Chicago was undertaken to determine the prevalence, cost, and impact of flooding on communities of color in Chicago. In total, the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
This report looks at how broad-based ownership models are financed to build community wealth. The models explored here are cooperatives, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), social enterprises, hybrid enterprises, and municipal enterprises. Additionally, this report looks at how...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
Identifies and contextualizes the individual and larger effects of transit deserts in Cook County, where communities lack of mobility options and access to high quality transit despite having a high demand for transit options....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source SPARCC
Policy Areas Community Development
This report offers a set of lessons learned and specific strategies that public agencies and others can deploy to support local organizations and engage traditionally underrepresented community members as partners to shape community development policies, plans, and investments. Adoption...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Community Development, Housing
The built environment accounts for approximately half the energy use and carbon footprint of the United States. Lean Buildings reduce energy flows by tapping basic natural heating and cooling techniques and renewable energy sources in ways that are region-specific and climate-sensitive....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Community Development
Lean Codes have compact formats, bare-bones standards, and lighter (pink) red tape, in contrast to the excessive controls, redundancies, contradictions, delays, and unintended consequences created by conventional codes (and some form-based codes, for that matter). Lean Development...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SPARCC
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Health, Transportation & Mobility, Children & Families
This document looks through polling data ranging from the perception of the poor to public funds used for economic opportunity to the promotion of equity. The data collected and reported on in this document highlight the overwhelming support in public opinion for financing equity-driven...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, Florida
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces
Seaside, the resort town in the Florida Panhandle, is best known for being a compact, walkable and diverse community, but it has also become known as one of the first environmentally designed new towns. It is now time for it to be recognized as a model for Lean Urbanism, particularly...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Faith in Action
Policy Areas Community Development
Relational organizing is a tactic of organizing anyone within an organizer’s existing network. This guide provides an overview of the benefits of relational organization, outlines how to engage in relation organizing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and provides tools to help organizers...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Community Development, Health, Finance & Procurement
Water privatization has often proven to be harmful to communities, workers, and the environment, and should not be relied on to help municipalities. While many water systems need improvements, corporate control does not provide a solution to provide long-term sustainability, regulatory...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Meeting Of The Minds
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Economic Justice
America’s traditional economic development policy has raised important questions about equity, especially for new entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs and small businesses bring economic stability into communities. To encourage economic development brought, it is imperative that the impact...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
Recognizing that urban flooding problems are generated by stormwater runoff from roads, parking lots, yards, and roofs across neighborhoods, the RainReady Community program takes a neighborhood-scale approach to addressing urban flooding. Participating neighborhoods receive an in-depth,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
Summarizes analysis of transit-oriented development (TOD) and its effects on transit choices, housing and rental markets....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
Financing Lean Development requires non-institutional sources of capital. This paper focuses on project equity, specifically from those sources. Lean Development is coming of age, but it has significant hurdles to realizing its potential, and financing is among the more difficult...

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