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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Minority-owned businesses play an increasingly important role in the U.S. economy. The nearly one million (996,248) minority-owned businesses with paid employees contribute $1.2 trillion in revenue and eight million jobs to the economy. Minority-owned businesses are especially important...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Center for Transit-Oriented Development
Policy Areas Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
Through the examination of case studies, this report provides an evaluation of planning and implementation efforts developing out of the Pennsylvania Transit Revitalization Investment District (TRID) Act. Since its passage in 2004, this law has been cited as a model for fostering...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education
There are signs of economic recovery all around Detroit. Just one year after emerging from bankruptcy, tax revenues are increasing and the city posted a budget surplus in 2015. The fficial unemployment rate has fallen to 10.7%, and housing prices are on the rise in many neighborhoods....

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 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Urban Habitat
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
An increasing body of evidence shows that private Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft are either shifting transit riders into cars or inducing new car trips which ultimately increases greenhouse gas emissions in the Bay Area. To combat this, the Bay Area...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Illinois
Source League of American Bicyclists
Policy Areas Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
The benefits of transportation investments are not distributed equally among communities, as some social groups have not reaped the rewards of developed transportation infrastructure. This report uses GIS software, U.S. Census data, and the Bicycle Equity Index to spatially identify...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Colorado, Minnesota, North Carolina
Source Center for Transit-Oriented Development
Policy Areas Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
This report documents real estate development patterns along three recently constructed light rail transit lines in the United States: the Hiawatha Line in Minnesota, the Southeast Corridor in Colorado, and the Blue Line in North Carolina. Specifically, this report aims to give regions...

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 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Access to accurate, easily shared data is an essential resource that helps local and state leaders and practitioners better understand local demographic trends, business and talent development needs, and their choices for investing public and private resources in workforce development...

Type Roadmap
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
When local governments share information, facilities, operational costs, and other resources across a region, they can address problems that seem insurmountable from the perspective of a single city or county. ProGov21's Regional Coordination Roadmap outlines examples of successful...

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