Tag Archives: Access to Opportunities

Access vs. Isolation: Preserving Rail Connectivity

As regional economies change over time, the demand for transportation facilities and services also evolves. This free webinar from the NADO Research Foundation will look at transportation impacts of the decline of coal production in Appalachia as an example to frame the issue of rail preservation for attendees from across in the nation, as well as within the Appalachian region. NADO will apply to offer 1 AICP CM credit for attending the webinar. Register now... Read more

The How and Why of Measuring Access to Opportunity

The Governors’ Institute on Community Design has created a resource on the data, tools, and methodologies transportation officials need to measure access to opportunity. The How and Why of Measuring Access to Opportunity: A Guide to Performance Management is written to help transportation agencies integrate measurements of “access to opportunity” into their planning and investment decisions. Join this webinar to learn more about the guidebook. Register now... Read more

Jobs Doubled Along Euclid Avenue After Completion of HealthLine

The number of jobs nearly doubled along Euclid Avenue following completion of the bus rapid transit HealthLine in 2008, according a new study released by the Center for Population Dynamics at Cleveland State University. Among other things, the report makes the case that it’s smarter to make transit investments in urban areas with rising employment in growing industries, such as health care, rather than increasing service to low-paying manufacturing jobs in sprawling suburbs, where employment is falling due to automation.... Read more

The How and Why of Measuring Access to Opportunity: A Guide to Performance Management

This new resource from the Governors’ Institute on Community Design is a guidebook on the data, tools, and methodologies transportation officials need to measure access to opportunity, as well as how to integrate these measurements into their planning and investment decisions. This guidebook might also be useful to elected and civic leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders who wish to work with transportation agencies to address these important priorities. Learn more... Read more

The Equity Factor Ebook

Every day, NextCity reporters tell the stories of how urban economies are rebuilding themselves to be stronger and more opportunity-rich. NextCity collected six of these stories to illuminate how communities are lifting themselves through equitable business models, new collaborations and inclusive policymaking. These are ideas that deserve a voice this election season, so please share this ebook and elevate the dialogue. Read ebook... Read more

Promoting Economic Mobility: Putting Evidence to Action for Communities

The Urban Institute, in collaboration with the Citi Foundation, invites you to a discussion on innovative strategies and practices that promote upward mobility. The discussion will focus on the need to identify and address barriers that prevent individuals and families from moving up the economic ladder, and will also explore emerging research and place-conscious practices for cities, neighborhoods and workplaces. September 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Washington DC, or online via webcast. Learn more... Read more

How Land Use Regulations are Zoning Out Low-income Families

Social mobility and geographical mobility have historically gone hand-in-hand in America: people move to places with greater opportunity. But such moves have become steadily more difficult, in part because of the growing regulation of land use. Zoning ordinances that limit density are a particular problem, reducing the availability of affordable housing. Read more... Read more

Spatial and Skills Mismatch of Unemployment and Job Vacancies

The University of Minnesota released findings from a study on Spatial and Skills Mismatch of Unemployment and Job Vacancies. The report offers policy recommendations centered on finding “sweet spots” for coordinated transit planning and workforce development, and on creating a future transit system to serve the needs of disadvantaged workers. Learn more... Read more

Secretaries of Transportation, Education, and Housing and Urban Development Pen Joint Letter for Stronger Collaboration

​U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and U.S. Education Secretary John King to write a joint letter for stronger collaboration among Federal agencies to promote opportunity and diversity in communities across the Country. Read more... Read more
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