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

How to Fix Traffic Forever

Join Wendover Productions in exploring some seemingly obvious, but surprisingly effective, innovations in traffic control. From congestion pricing to diverging diamond interchanges, these systems effortlessly increase the flow of traffic and minimize the potential for collisions. Increasing the number of lanes is not the answer. Learn more... Read more

Energy Choices Issue Guide Placemat

​This guide presents three options based on views and concerns of people from across the country. Any path we choose will put some of these concerns into tension with some others. Our task is to deliberate, or weigh options for action against the things that people hold valuable. Learn more... Read more

2017 Federal Financing Toolkit

The 2017 Federal Financing Toolkit has been updated and expanded to include 90 federal financing opportunities that are designed to help real estate developers and investors as well as local elected officials achieve their development goals. There is a $60 fee for nonmembers. Learn more... Read more
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