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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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2024
Level Other
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas -
This publication compiles all the policy analysis conducted and published by ProGov21 for the year of 2023. It includes policy roadmaps for local public officials addressing issues of equity, reproductive health, immigration, land use, public finance, regional coordination, housing,...

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...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) All States
Source National Governors Association
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources
With concerns over job creation and business growth holding a prominent - and persistent - position on policy agendas today, governors are increasingly calling on state agencies to support economic growth. It's not just economic and workforce development agencies that governors want...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source PolicyLink
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources
Collectively, arts and culture enable understanding of the past and envisioning of a shared, more equitable future. In disinvested communities, arts and culture act as tools for equitable development- shaping infrastructure, transportation, access to healthy food, and connecting community...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source City Of Portland
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice
Portland should adopt a cluster strategy to spur job growth. This brief outlines best practices for supporting successful clusters; an implementation plan; funding strategies; and more....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Health, Community Development, Public Spaces
We've done a great job developing technology and labor saving machines, which unfortunately has produced a population that is disconnected from nature and sedentary. Our fondness of sitting is reflected in growing rates of obesity, diabetes, and chronic pain. One of the best things...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Food, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
The city of Lincoln is home to 133 miles of trails and more than 125 parks and green spaces on over 6,000 acres of public land. Lincoln's trail system consistently ranks among the best in the country. Numerous partnerships exist throughout the community to promote and encourage active...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) North Carolina
Source Elizabeth City/Pasquotank County Parks and Recreation Department
Policy Areas Community Development, Democracy & Governance, Public Spaces
Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County consolidated their parks departments which reduced costs but maintained quality facilities and services. This report provides an overview of how major changes that followed the merger helped improve community access to sports complexes, and recommends...

Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Community Development, Environment & Natural Resources, Health, Public Spaces
Recreational spaces improve community and individual health, increase home values, and preserve green spaces. However, access to recreational spaces is limited, particularly for low-income communities and communities of color. ProGov21's Recreation Roadmap outlines funding, access,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Health
Over the past several years, shared use has emerged as a promising strategy for creating opportunities for physical activity, particularly in places where recreational space is scarce. Too many cities and towns lack the resources residents need to be active, and finding safe, accessible,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Project for Public Spaces
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources
Securing adequate funding is the cornerstone of any public art program. Aside from donations from private individuals and corporations, there are a number of approaches through which to garner financial support for art. These ways can be broken into four broad tracts: public/private...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level County
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Public Spaces
Over the past thirty years, Milwaukee County Parks has struggled to stay on top of repairs and upkeep, citing the decrease in funding caused by their dependence on falling property tax levy allocations. In response to these challenges, this report explores peer park systems across...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Colorado
Source City of Denver
Policy Areas Education, Community Development, Children & Families
Denver's 5 By 5 Project aims to provide Denver Head Start children and families with at least 5 cultural experiences by the age of 5, putting into action their belief that the municipality can and should play a role in improving the "school readiness" of the City's children. The 5...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Arkansas
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources
If ecologies evolve through diversification, cities mature through aggregation of talent and resources. The Creative Corridor Plan is premised upon the aggregation of complementary creative organizations currently scattered throughout Little Rock. Some of these groups exist at the...

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