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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Regional Open Space and Affordable Housing Collaborative
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Health, Public Spaces
This guide outlines how coordinating affordable housing development with park expansions can help municipal park agencies serve low-income households without raising concerns about gentrification and displacement. It recommends targeting these coordinated projects in transit-rich...

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 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for Democracy & Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Data & Technology
The rise of shared mobility services, including rideshare and micro-mobility options such as bicycles and electric scooters, poses new challenges for cities and states. They must manage new kinds of traffic, keep streets and sidewalks safe and accessible, and ensure that transportation...

Type Article
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
Source Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
This article outlines how the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments is collaborating to optimize federal and regional funding for transportation improvements. It highlights the Union Station redevelopment project and how it will expand commuter rail service while meeting...

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 2012
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Economic Justice
Connecting public transit to employment hubs is an important tool for improving transportation efficiency and local economic development. This report recommends Chicago invest in transit-oriented development (TOD) and cargo-oriented development COD). It also outlines how affordable...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2008
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles County Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
The Children's Amendment is Section 16.108 of the San Francisco City Charter: requires the Children's Fund to be used exclusively to provide services for children ages 0-17; establishes that eligible services for the Children's Fund are childcare, recreation, after-school, arts, health,...

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 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 2010
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Transit-Oriented Development
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
Report examining the greenhouse gas reduction potential of transit oriented development (TOD). This report calculates potential reductions in carbon emissions associated with household vehicle travel and offers growth strategies for planners attending to urban form and access to transit...

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 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 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 2010
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This report outlines a performance-based typology which communities can use to evaluate the performance of their local transit zones. It includes policy recommendations and case studies that demonstrate the implementation of different typologies. It finds that transit stations in...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
This report discusses the challenges of managing water resources in Fort Wayne, focusing on combined sewers, pollution reduction, and wet basements. It recommends implementing rain gardens as a green infrastructure solution, inspired by successful initiatives in Rock Island, IL. Additionally,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Housing
Planning policies aimed at reducing vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) combined with growing consumer demand for walkable, transit-rich neighborhoods have led to increased development interest in location-efficient neighborhood - i.e., those places associated with the lowest transportation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County
State(s) District of Columbia, Maryland
Source Montgomery County Maryland
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
The collaborative efforts of the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Washington Areat Metro Transit Authority, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission increased the usage of dedicated lanes for transit and high occupancy vehicles along major highways...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2002
Level County, City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transportation Research Board Of The National Academies
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Housing, Community Development, Public Spaces
This report reviews Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and Joint Development (JD) in the United States. It covers topics such as the history of TOD and JD, the benefits and challenges associated with them, and best practices for their implementation. The review concludes that TOD...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source City of Chicago
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Since 2013, the City of Chicago has been encouraging compact, mixed-use transit-oriented development (TOD) near CTA and Metra rail stations, and more recently along several bus routes. This development model can create additional community benefits such as increased transit ridership...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City Council of Austin
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Housing
This ordinance creates a transit-oriented development (TOD) zoning district. It expands TOD classification to include different types of neighborhoods and areas, such as Downtown TOD districts and Neighborhood TOD districts, and also establishes design and development standards tailored...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States, Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This report discusses the potential for Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) to increase transportation choice locally; by promoting walking and cycling, implementing a universal pass program, managing parking pricing, and creating commuter services like ride-sharing and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Oregon
Source Portland City Clerk Office
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
In 2016 the Portland City Council directed the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) to develop a housing strategy in anticipation of potential investment in a new light rail line from Downtown Portland to Bridgeport Village. The City of Tigard joined the partnership to help...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source City of Chicago
Policy Areas Housing, Transportation & Mobility
The Connected Communities Ordinance is designed to stimulate equitable development near public transit, create jobs by encouraging investment near transit, make streets safer for pedestrians, and promotes affordable housing options near transit. This ordinance extends transit-oriented...

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

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee
Source Good Jobs First
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Housing, Transportation & Mobility
Memphis is experiencing unequal growth; while some neighborhoods are benefitting from new development, increased investments and an increase in high-paying jobs, others are experiencing decline or lagging in growth. This paper examines how economic development activities are structured,...

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