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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Economic Policy Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report evaluates in detail the renewable energy laws of Nevada and Michigan, discusses the progress made, missed opportunities, and bad implementation. It also discusses the threats that climate change and de-industrialization as an economic development pose against energy security...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Arizona
Source Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Business Planning Strategy Development Sessions
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report offers an overview of the city of Phoenix's asset map and economic development strategy. The Greater Phoenix market is experiencing rapid growth and has outpaced national and other top metropolitan areas in terms of GMP and job growth. However, the region's economic performance...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source American Civil Liberties Union of California
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Data & Technology
“Smart city” products are often touted as cost-efficient solutions to providing government services and addressing societal challenges, but in reality these technologies are no more intelligent than the data and algorithms behind them. Like other tools, their effectiveness depends...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Detroit City Clerk Office
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
The Detroit Strategic Framework aims to create an inclusive, transparent, and accountable approach to shaping Detroit's future. This brief provides a framework for understanding the city's assets and incporates evidence-based recommendations for reforming Detroit's economy. To address...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies, State
State(s) All States
Source Tango Solutions
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
Offering virtual or hybrid work options may make government positions more attractive to prospective hires. This guide outlines strategies for incorporating hybrid workspace options and highlights improvements in cost efficiency and employee satisfaction. It recommends implementing...

Type Article
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Texas
Source Informed Infrastructure
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This article explains how the North Central Texas Council of Governments standardized work zone data sharing by selecting a single road management tech provider. It also highlights how the contract extends work zone data access to any relevant public agencies. ...

Type Article
Year -
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Washington
Source Municipal Services and Research Center of Washington
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance
This article outlines data categories and explains a new statewide requirement for local governments to develop data sharing agreements. It recommends that local governments work with their legal counsel to develop these agreements and features links to other potentially relevant...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) New Jersey
Source Apollo Alliance
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
In 2007, Apollo Alliance launched a project to "make Newark a national showcase for clean and efficient energy use, green economic development and job creation, and equitable environmental opportunity." The project focused on convening a summit of Newark's community leaders to develop...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year -
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for Information Policy Leadership
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
Both the public and private sectors can benefit from responsible data-sharing practices that protect the privacy of individuals and businesses. This report outlines effective policies for accountable data sharing and provides examples of successful local initiatives. It recommends...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Brookings-Rockefeller
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Data & Technology
While conventional strategies of tax credits, training programs, and public infrastructure are crucial for economic development, the cultivation of regional industry clusters offers an innovative strategy for job growth and entrepreneurship. This report explains how these industry...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Economic Justice
Data helps policymakers, activists, and other stakeholders understand the needs of their neighborhoods, helping to ensure that their advocacy efforts are tailored to the real challenges of communities and not their assumed needs. This brief provides an introduction to using Census...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source City Of Portland
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
Portland should adopt a cluster strategy to spur job growth. This brief outlines best practices for supporting successful clusters; an implementation plan; funding strategies; and more....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Site Selection Magazine
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Job growth drives San Antonio's push for renewable energy and cleaner air is a beneficial byproduct. Since two recent mayors have embraced this approach, the country's seventh-largest city has developed a unique business ecosphere. Political leaders hope early gains will make San...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This presentation explains why cities are likely to see an influx of industrial production in the coming years. It also describes steps cities can take to take advantage of this trend in an equitable and sustainable way....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Texas
Source Texas A&M
Policy Areas Data & Technology, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines different regional traffic signal operations programs (RTSOPs) which coordinate signal times, increase access to regional improvement funding and provide training and workforce opportunities. These programs can also reduce travel times and delays, provide a mechanism...

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