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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source PolicyLink
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Economic recovery is not returning to all communities equally: the unemployment rate for White workers is down to nearly 4 percent nationally, while the unemployment rate for Black workers is more than double that. This disparity in employment is not an anomaly of our current economy,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Housing
This new report analyzes the housing and transportation cost burdens of moderate-income households in the 25 largest metro areas at the end of the 2000s. Newly available data give us an opportunity to assess the impact on combined costs of the rapid rise and fall of home prices during...

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
Transit defines the vibrancy of downtowns in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Metra and CTA stations, and the development they support, help commuters get to jobs and run errands on their way home, all with little or no driving. Residents come together in these downtown station areas...

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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
Outlines the need 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 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
Today, the energy sector in the United States and the national energy policy that determines how it evolves leaves the country exposed to three major, interconnected threats: weakened national security, environmental calamity caused by climate change, and an ongoing but largely unaddressed...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Urban freeways create barriers to movement within cities, institutionalize social inequities, contribute to environmental degradation, and encourage suburban sprawl. As urban freeways approach the end of their useful lives, decisions on the fate of an individual freeway will be place...

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
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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League Of Cities
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Sustainability is a fundamental component of building a strong community, not only in terms of the physical environment, but also for economic prosperity. Although the nexus between sustainability and economic development may not always be apparent and will certainly vary from place...

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 2009
Level State
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility, Housing
The Regional Green Building Case Study Project analyzes the post‐occupancy performance and costs and benefits of 25 LEED projects in Illinois related to: measured energy and greenhouse gas emissions, water, commute transportation, construction and operating costs, green premium, health...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Partnership For America's Economic Success
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Researchers and policymakers alike want to better understand the long-run effects of investments in children's well-being. Yet, only a few studies have examined how participants in early childhood interventions fare as adults. These studies suggest that early investments may have...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source MassBudget
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
The CTF and MTTF are two financial instruments for funding the department of transportation. The reports explores and makes recommendations for improving the funding process....

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town, School District
State(s) California
Source Berkeley Unified School District
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
This resolution states that the Berkeley School Board will work together with the Berkeley City Council, United in Action, and the community to achieve the "2020 Vision for Berkeley's Children and Youth." This vision outlines that all children, regardless of race, ethnicity and income,...

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
Powerpoint outlining the economic development asset map for Detroit....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing, Transportation & Mobility
There are nearly 950,000 more manufacturing jobs in the U.S. today than in 2010. This resurgence presents a major opportunity for communities. As a rejection of inefficient sprawling industrial parks and overseas production, there is growing demand for urban manufacturing locations....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2011
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies, State
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Public Safety
Pedestrian Rules of the Road fact sheet, detailing pedestrian and driver responsibilities on the road and at intersections....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2014
Level County
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
Identifies and contextualizes the individual and larger effects of transit deserts in Cook County, where communities lack of mobility options and access to high quality transit despite having a high demand for transit options....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies, State
State(s) All States, Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
Cargo-Oriented Development (COD) provides an opportunity for mutually beneficial partnerships among the rail industry, logistics firms, and state and local governments. The benefits of this investment can be captured in substantially more efficient operations, environmental improvement,...

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 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center For Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Among the many benefits of smart growth initiatives, building off a community’s underutilized transit and freight assets is a development strategy that can offer a rich combination of paybacks: business and job growth, viable local small businesses, cost savings for the average household,...

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 2018
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Energy, Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance
This report is based on dozens of interviews with practitioners, academics, and community members, as well as a review of various reports, studies, and surveys. It shares the resulting findings through key research insights, a review of best practices, and relevant examples. It seeks...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level School District, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Poverty & Race Research Action Council
Policy Areas Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Housing, Public Safety
For the past eight years, UC Berkeley's Center for Cities & Schools (CC&S) has engaged in action-oriented research focused on the challenges and promise of integrated and inclusive planning practices and policies. The Center has learned by doing that overcoming a century of siloed...

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