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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Roosevelt Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing
This report urges policymakers to implement policies that tackle the rising cost of rent. In particular, states and cities should fund a major increase in the supply of affordable housing, adopt new forms of zoning regulation that can enable the increase in supply of affordable housing,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2004
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Sacramento City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance specifies that a portion of every new housing development project must include housing which is affordable for low income and very low income people. The percentage of the new development which much be affordable to these groups is subject to change conditional upon...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Urban Habitat
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Transportation & Mobility
The physical landscapes of places and the sociocultural context in which people live and build communities have direct and indirect effects on mental wellness. This report looks at how factors related to the built environment, such as exclusionary land use practices, green spaces,...

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 Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Chicago City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Finance & Procurement, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance requires an owner of a vacant building to register the building with the city within thirty days of the building becoming vacant. The owner must renew this registration every six months until the building is no longer vacant. The registration includes a fee, but the...

Type Ordinance
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City of Austin
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
This ordinance amends municipal zoning codes to create a special transit-oriented development (TOD) district. It expands on traditional TOD templates by creating a variety of place-types that may be applied to any municipally-approved TOD district. These place-types include Downtown...

Type Model Law
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 ordinance applies to all residential zones with a density less than or equal to eight dwelling units per acre; requires the minimum size of an open space development to be five acres; provides that open space is a by-right form of development, and does not require a special exception...

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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
After increasing steadily for decades, the national childhood obesity rate has leveled off. This policy brief examines reports from across the country to learn more about where progress is being made to address childhood obesity....

Type Ordinance
Year 2004
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source Tallahassee City Commission
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance provides real estate developers with incentives, such as density bonuses and flexibility in design, for providing units affordable to families making 70-100% of area median income....

Type Ordinance
Year 1994
Level City or Town
State(s) Colorado
Source Fort Collins City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance, Transportation & Mobility
An ordinance adopting a six-month moratorium on development of stores larger than 80,000 square feet. The city used the time to review the design, transportation, and other planning issues posed by big box retailers, and to make changes to its planning and zoning rules....

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) Maryland
Source Baltimore City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Public Safety
This ordinance; mandates certain percentage of set-asides for affordable units for each projects receiving major public subsidies; provides for extra cash subsidies, exemptions, waivers, and modifications in certain situations; allows for certain developments to apply for a density...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Department of Public Health
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Housing, Public Safety
Health Impact Assessment of Measure JJJ, Build Better L.A. ballot initiative on affordable housing inclusionary zoning and labor standards for the city of Los Angeles. Includes analysis of potential impacts of transit-oriented communities overlay and value capture policies....

Type Model Law
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Massachusetts Department Of Energy Resources
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy
This model ordinance or zoning bylaws provide for the construction and operation of wind energy facilities. The model includes the general requirements for all wind energy facilities, which has sections on design standards, safety and environmental standards, maintenance standards,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Housing
Strong economic, demographic and household trends reveal a tremendous pent-up demand to use homes for employment, pressuring the marketplace to accommodate all types of live-work units. Yet for the past half-century, live-work units have essentially been made illegal or discouraged...

Type Ordinance
Year 2003
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Santa Clara City Council
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces
This ordinance prohibits the construction of large-scale retail stores, or superstores, within Santa Clara. Any entity who wished to operate a large-scale retail store shall apply for and receive a Use Permit. Permit applicants must prepare an environmental impact report and economic...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, Arizona
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Community Development, Public Spaces
The City of Phoenix has become a model of Lean Governing, demonstrating the benefits of community revitalization when a municipality enables and encourages the work of creative entrepreneurs, small developers, neighborhood leaders, and community organizations. Along the way, it has...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Food
The vast majority of food marketing to young kids promotes unhealthy foods and beverages. This report describes the many channels through which young children are exposed to unhealthy food marketing (i.e. outdoor advertising, broadcast media, digital media, etc) and provides policy...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on local communities and economies. In response, this guide outlines seven steps municipal governments can take to hasten their recovery and build resilience for the future. These actions emphasize equitable outcomes, and were developed with the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The New School
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health
While local zoning codes and land use policies historically have been tools for segregating people and concentrating pollution in low-income communities and communities of color, community-based advocacy can transform these same tools into means for addressing cumulative burdens borne...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Growing concern over childhood obesity has prompted a focus on underlying epidemics of physical inactivity and poor nutrition. Regarding the former, there is increasing understanding that behavior change promotion alone has not increased population physical activity levels and that...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level County
State(s) California
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Health, Children & Families, Food
Restaurants encourage children and adolescents to choose specific menu items by linking them with free toys and other incentive items. This ordinance states that a restaurant may not provide an incentive item linked to the purchase of a single food item or meal if it includes excessive...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Over the last two decades childhood obesity has risen at an alarming rate in the United States. In 1999, 13 percent of children ages six to 11 and 14 percent of adolescents ages 12 to 19 were overweight. This prevalence has nearly tripled. Now, the number of overweight children in...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Madison City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Democracy & Governance, Food
This ordinance amends the Downtown and Urban Districts section of the Madison zoning code. The ordinance establishes design standards; establishes building material standards and use; lists all permitted and conditional uses, including allowing community and market gardening, and...

Type Ordinance
Year 2006
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source ALICE
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Democracy & Governance
This ordinance requires additional buffering between nonresidential and residential zones. It is used when the base zone standards in the city do not provide adequate separation between residential and nonresidential uses. The separation is achieved by restricting motor vehicle access,...

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