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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 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Economic Justice, Education
This report discusses the potential of a UPASS system for reducing congestion, increasing accessibility and affordability, and promoting public transportation in Fort Wayne in areas around the many universities. UPASS systems are areas or regions that offer unlimited access to all...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2004
Level City or Town
State(s) Arizona
Source City of Tucson Water Department
Policy Areas Energy, Community Development, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Health
This report outlines the City of Tucson's water resource plan, which aims to ensure sustainable water use and availability. The plan includes strategies for water conservation, groundwater recharge, stormwater management, and collaboration with regional partners to secure additional...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
This report discusses the challenges of managing water resources in Fort Wayne, focusing on combined sewers, pollution reduction, and wet basements. It recommends implementing rain gardens as a green infrastructure solution, inspired by successful initiatives in Rock Island, IL. Additionally,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Housing
This document outlines the economic, environmental, and health drawbacks of car dependency in Fort Wayne and advocates for a more open, transparent process, and more community inclusion in planning. It makes specific recommendations, such as using public-private partnerships that...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source American Sustainable Business Network
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
This report assesses the results of a national poll of small business owners on federal clean water regulations and finds that 80% of owners favor federal regulations to ensure clean water. Further, small business owners assign high importance to clean water for their own operations...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2007
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces
This model ordinance creates a flexible framework for maintaining open space programs that meet neighborhoods' unique needs. This model law's objectives are preserving open space for recreation, reducing the costs and burdens of stormwater management, increasing future property values,...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City Council of Austin
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Housing
This ordinance creates a transit-oriented development (TOD) zoning district. It expands TOD classification to include different types of neighborhoods and areas, such as Downtown TOD districts and Neighborhood TOD districts, and also establishes design and development standards tailored...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2005
Level -
State(s) New York, Wyoming
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Finance & Procurement, Public Spaces, Energy
This law requires city-funded construction projects with budgets of $2 million or more to comply with sustainability and energy efficiency standards; and establishes guidelines for compliance and requires sustainable building practices, materials, and technologies. The law also requires...

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