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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source U.S. Dept Of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
United States drivers were introduced to the concept of paid, on-street parking in 1935 when the first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City. In the ensuing decades little was done to improve the basic tools or processes of parking pricing. Many cities arbitrarily set fixed...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Smart Growth America
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Public Safety
This workbook is a starting point for local leaders to begin mapping out a complete streets policy to foster safe and accessible roads for all road users in a community, including drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other motorists. The workbook emphasizes the need for local leaders...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The Trust for Public Land
Policy Areas Community Development, Health, Public Spaces
Parks and natural spaces promote mental, physical, and environmental wellbeing, and many parks departments are leveraging parks and recreational resources to improve health outcomes. This report outlines the benefits of preserving access to parks and green spaces and provides policy...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
As a federally-funded demonstration, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) purposefully and openly shares information about implementing the SFpark pilot project that other cities might find useful as they consider how to manage parking. This book summarizes the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
SFpark was a federally-funded demonstration of a new approach to managing parking. It used better information, including real-time data where parking is available, and demand-responsive parking pricing to help make parking easier to find....

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. It examines the steps necessary to calculate a variety of performance benefits gained by implementing GI strategies and, where possible, demonstrates...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Arizona
Source Northern Arizona Council of Governments
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines the Northern Arizona Council of Governments' role in economic and workforce development which includes fiscal operations and contract management, collaborating with public and private sectors to address workforce issues and coordinating regional transit policies....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source PeopleForBikes
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
From housing choice to bus frequency to freeway routing to sidewalk quality, cities have often failed to equitably distribute the costs and benefits of mobility. Today, U.S. cities are using a new tool to help make bike transportation a mainstream part of urban American life: protected...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Public Safety
This ordinance requires the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to design and construct all new City transportation improvement projects to provide appropriate accommodation for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and disabled persons while promoting the safe operation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, National
State(s) All States
Source National League Of Cities
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
Local governments provide over 95% of the total funding for U.S. water infrastructure. To meet the nation’s growing water infrastructure needs, address the impacts of climate change on water quality and availability, and to ensure equity and affordability for low- and fixed-income...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Eno Center for Transportation
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
The City of Austin and Capital Metro are responsible for carrying out Project Connect, a multi-billion dollar infrastructure program that will build new and enhance existing rapid transit in Austin. This report evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of both joint and separate...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Georgetown Climate Center
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
Rising sea levels pose threats to current planning, existing development, and ecological systems. These threats include flooding, enhanced storm surges, loss of infrastructure, destruction of wetlands and beaches, and increased risks for public health and safety. In response to these...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Tellus Institute
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health
This report outlines a series of strategies that can be used to reduce the impacts of climate change through risk management in the Metro-Boston region. It provides recommendations in five major sectors (built environment and key infrastructure, coastal zone, natural resources and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Utah
Source United States Environmental Protection Agency
Policy Areas Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
While transit-oriented development (TOD) can offer a community a variety of different advantages, it demands costly investment in infrastructure and community facilities. To address this barrier, this report provides local governments with a comprehensive overview of existing tools...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, Minnesota
Source University of Minnesota
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Finance & Procurement
This report identifies and analyzes value capture policies including land value taxes, tax increment financing, special assessments, transportation utility fees, development impact fees, negotiated exactions, joint development, and air rights. It finds that these policies can generate...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
As the Puget Sound region invests billions in a new light rail system, large scale gentrification will occur along the Southeast Seattle light rail corridor without immediate policy action. Transit-oriented development (TOD) planning must implement a racial justice framework in order...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source New York Law Journal
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources
In recent years the frequency and severity of heavy precipitation and floods in parts of the United States have been increasing to a statistically significant degree, and this trend is expected to worsen. This article summarizes some of the liability issues that result from floods,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Cities & Schools
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces
Today’s youth are rarely invited into the city planning process. This paper examines the experiences of young people involved in Y-PLAN, an initiative focused on fostering relationships between civic leaders and young people around meaningful action in order to create resilient cities...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Law and Social Policy
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development
The situation of high unemployment for black men is not new. It has persisted for decades, and scholars, sociologists, economists, policy makers, and advocates have brought attention to various aspects of this challenge and put forth solutions. Yet, it is seemingly an intractable...

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 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility, Democracy & Governance
New Perspectives on Climate Finance for Cities has been prepared by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Siemens and Citi. The focus is specifically on routes to financing climate change projects and programs. A multitude of guides already exist exploring more conventional routes...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source Center for Transportation Studies
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Public Spaces
Large public investments in transportation infrastructure-such as a new freeway interchange or transit station-can increase the value of adjacent private land, sometimes substantially. Capturing the value of this benefit through various tools is gaining interest as a finance mechanism...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Community Development, Finance & Procurement
Public-private partnerships (P3s) to build infrastructure, are increasingly structured around “availability payments,” which advocates argue are a better alternative than more traditional revenue-risk contracts. However, availability payments are long-term financial commitments that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source City of Seattle
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
The Seattle Bicycle Master Plan defines a set of actions, to be completed within 10 years, to make Seattle the best community for bicycling in the United States. By increasing support for bicycling, the city will make its transportation system more environmentally, economically, and...

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
Chatham, a village in central Illinois, has been susceptible to flooding since the area was first developed in the 1860s. Today, many Chatham residents and business owners experience chronic basement flooding, which is caused by backups in the city sewer system and seepage through...

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