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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) Hawaii
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
This report compares estimates of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in Hawaii under current conditions versus VMT when policies are implemented to manage travel demand. These policies include transportation demand management (employer-based programs that encourage employees to carpool,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Housing, Public Spaces
Incorporating location efficiency (measured here as the cost of transportation associated with places) into policy and affordability analysis exposes previously hidden financial burdens and time constraints for households, poor location decisions by developers, and missed and misplaced...

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
This guide argues for the benefits of fair and affordable transit-oriented development (TOD) in Chicago's northern suburbs. It highlights the crucial role of rail transit in anchoring neighborhoods throughout Chicago and the lack of mixed-income transit-oriented housing development...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Housing, Community Development
Traditional measures of housing affordability exclude transportation costs. Using their Housing + Transportation index, CNT finds that the number of communities considered affordable drops dramatically when the definition of affordability shifts from a focus on housing costs alone...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source City of Grand Rapids
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Housing, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Education, Environment & Natural Resources
The GR Forward plan is a community engagement initiative to promote equitable economic growth and shared benefits across the Grand Rapids community. The brief outlines the city's plans for promoting transit-oriented development, increasing recreation opportunities, improving job quality...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source First Five Years Fund
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The bipartisan research team of Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research recently completed a survey of 800 voters throughout the United States. It revealed overwhelming support for ensuring that children gain the knowledge and skills necessary to start kindergarten off on the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2002
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source Center for Transportation Studies
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
In 2002, as the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area embarked on a project to improve transit service, it was critical to establish priorities in the process. The top priority established was the safety of transit users as new services are added and old services are changed. The recommendation...

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 2011
Level School District, City or Town, School Board
State(s) All States
Source UC Berkeley Center For Cities & Schools
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families
This report aims to help community development and regional planning practitioners collaborate on cross-sector educational improvement efforts, increase productivity, and foster social equity. Its seven-step process recommends developing an understanding of the educational landscape,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This report outlines the needs 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 2019
Level City or Town, County, National
State(s) All States
Source Center for Transportation Studies
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Transportation accessibility, or the ease and feasibility of reaching destinations, can be measured for a wide array of transportation modes, to different types of destinations, and at different times of the day. However, the most transparent and directly comparable metric is the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Colorado, Minnesota, North Carolina
Source Center for Transit-Oriented Development
Policy Areas Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
This report is a follow-up to a previous study by the Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD), Rails to Real Estate: Development Patterns Along Three Recently Constructed Rail Lines. It revisits the three regions explored in Rails to Real Estate to take a closer look at where...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
As more and more regions seek to implement high-occupancy toll or HOT lanes, more and more transit agencies seek knowledge to take advantage of this new infrastructure opportunity. Unfortunately, as is often the case with the rapid diffusion of a new technology, little information...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
Moving beyond the traditional arguments that good schools and neighborhood amenities impact housing prices, emerging research has indicated that urban form and transportation options have played a key role in the ability of residential properties to maintain their value since the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation & Mobility
This report compiles 33 potential emissions reduction strategies that, when implemented together, can help Chicago meet its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020. The area with the largest potential for reduction is energy use in buildings...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source SPARCC
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
Parking policies are an integral part of implementing equitable transit-oriented development (eTOD). Policies such as “free parking” (which increases housing and consumer costs), zoning and land use regulations that require an overabundancce of parking, and the application of suburban...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Meeting Of The Minds
Policy Areas Energy, Transportation & Mobility, Finance & Procurement
Although the traditional linear economy brought much prosperity, it has functioned by taking primary resources, turning them into products, and disposing of the waste. In the face of the global climate change crisis, cities need to transit to circular economy. In a city with a circular...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State
State(s) All States
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
Due to limited resources and funding, state departments of transportation (DOTs) struggle to achieve their goals of improving safety, alleviating congestion, reducing environmental impacts, and helping to create healthier, more livable neighborhoods. In response to these challenges,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level School District, City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City Of San Antonio
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Mayor Julian Castro convened a blue ribbon taskforce of Chief Executive Officers, Superintendents, and education professionals to identify the most effective method for improving the quality of education in San Antonio. The Brainpower Taskforce recommended the development of a program...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
The Problem with Parking Minimums, analysis of parking in Chicago region, and policy toolkit. EVERY COMMUNITY NEEDS SOME PARKING, BUT WITH THE RIGHT SIZE OF SUPPLY, NEIGHBORHOODS CAN TILT THE SCALES TO DEDICATE MORE SPACE TO PEOPLE THAN TO CARS. THIS IN TURN WILL ALLOW US TO CREATE...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level School District, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source The Wallace Foundation
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Almost everyone believes that afterschool programs are one of those good things for youngsters. And yet many kids are left out: Only 15 percent - 8.4 million - of the country's school children participate, according to a report, "America After 3 PM," by the advocacy organization Afterschool...

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
The District Department of Transportation and the District of Columbia Office of Planning led an effort to develop an empirical model for parking utilization in Washington, D.C, and to apply that model to an interactive, web-based tool utilizing the model named ParkRight DC, to support...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level School District, City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Berkeley
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
2020 Vision is a citywide movement to ensure academic success and well-being for all children and youth growing up in Berkeley. Its goal is to close the achievement gap in Berkeley's public schools by working with the schools, city departments, community organizations and families....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Minnesota
Source Community Engagement Steering Committee Equitable Development
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This scorecard was created by Twin Cities, MN community leaders to ensure that the principles and practices of equitable development, environmental justice, and affordability are applied in all communities as they plan for economic development and wealth creation that benefits everyone....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level School District, City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Cities & Schools
Policy Areas Education, Community Development, Public Spaces
In this paper, the 21st Century School Fund and the Center for Cities and Schools at the University of California Berkeley provide a conceptual frame for the joint use of PK-12 public schools. There is a growing conversation about and demand for joint use as a way to provide services...

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