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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 mobility” is defined as transportation systems that incorporate technology while increasing access to mobility options, enhancing opportunity in low-income communities of color, and supporting a clean environment.
For any state or agency looking to increase adoption of the M36 water audit methodology, there are several key takeaways from Georgia’s new auditing requirements: State agencies and their partners should place emphasis on the value and usefulness of M36 for utilities. Beyond instituting any auditing requirement, states should highlight the benefits of this practice in helping utilities improve business operations. Data validation is paramount. Water loss audits and future planning must be based on accurate and reliable audit results in order to effectively improve water systems. Encourage strong relationships between state and local governments. It is critical for states to have a strong commitment to providing training resources and support to utilities as they adopt the M36 auditing method. Encourage public reporting. Sharing audit results improves transparency, accountability and understanding between a utility and its customers. Enthusiastic training sessions. The auditing process can be dull. It is important to provide engaging trainings that emphasize the benefits of adopting the M36 method.
Overview of a tax fund program in Atlanta to prevent homeowner displacement due to the inability to pay a rise in property taxes due to revitalization efforts.
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 and strategies and explores emerging, innovative models for funding and financing TOD infrastructure. In addition, it provides real-life examples of these tools and models in action by zeroing in on 11 communities across the country who have incorporated them into their TOD financing strategies.
Despite providing a valuable and necessary service to society, domestic workers are not given the pay, protections, or respect that they deserve. For reasons that can be traced back to the slave-era, a large proportion of the domestic work industry is made up of Black women, which leads them to face the brunt of this exploitation. By telling the stories of Black female domestic workers from Georgia and North Carolina, this report outlines the maltreatment they face and how they rally to fight for better working conditions through the “We Dream in Black” organization.