The Translation and Use of Green Infrastructure Evidence

This report presents findings from a study to examine how green infrastructure research is shares with non-academic audiences. green infrastructure has been active research area in recent years, with a wealth of evidence coming from the academic community. Learn more... Read more

NJDOT Announces Release of Complete Streets Design Guide

​This month, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) released the New Jersey Complete Streets Design Guide, the latest in a series of guides to aid policy makers, government officials, and local citizens with addressing the needs of bicyclists, pedestrians and everyone who travels along their roadways. Learn more... Read more

Planning for Sustainable Material and Waste Management (PAS 587)

Waste may be a local issue, but the growing movement to rethink how it’s generated and utilized is beginning to happen on a much larger scale. With talk of circular economies and closed loop systems becoming more common among companies, nonprofits and local governments, the interest in sustainable material and waste management (MWM) is on the rise. Seeing an opening in this field, the American Planning Association (APA) released a report this spring outlining how planners can get more involved.... Read more

Rural Placemaking: Making the Most of Creativity in your Community

​Rural Voices examines Creative Placemaking as it is practiced in rural communities. Creative placemaking offers the explicit recognition that arts and artists, when fully engaged with local stakeholders, are often a gel or a catalyst toward sustained community betterment and economic growth. Learn more... Read more

Catalyzing Green Infrastructure on Private Property: Recommendations for a Green, Equitable, and Sustainable New York City

A new report has been released that provides recommendations that will help New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection succeed in achieving water quality goals while also contributing to citywide efforts toward stronger, sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities. Learn more... Read more

Integrating Smart Growth and Hazard Mitigation into Community Planning

​Smart growth strategies and hazard mitigation measures have similar goals. Both aim to make communities safer, healthier, and fiscally responsible. Communities across the nation use smart growth strategies to ensure that new development or redevelopment benefits the entire community and that limited public resources are used as efficiently as possible. This report explores those strategies. Learn more... Read more

Catalyzing Green Infrastructure on Private Property: Recommendations for a Green, Equitable, and Sustainable New York City

A new report has been released in hopes to that the recommendations will help New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection succeed in achieving water quality goals while also contributing to citywide efforts toward stronger, sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities. Learn more... Read more

These 5 Neighborhood Maps Show Roots of Gentrification

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition has introduced a new mapping tool that illuminates the consequences of the most important history underlying cities in the U.S. today: the history of redlining. The tool layers data on current income status and minority population on top of maps created using data from the historical redlining maps that were digitized earlier this year by researchers at the University of Richmond. Learn more... Read more
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