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Small Cities With Big-City Infrastructure Problems: Case Studies in Stormwater Innovation

​This New Jersey Future report offers general insights, lessons learned and recommendations applicable to anyone interested in helping small cities address big infrastructure challenges. An associated field guide is also included to inspire other local officials struggling to address CSO challenges. The guide includes a discussion aid to help local officials explore integrated infrastructure solutions, identify nontraditional funding/financing resources and outline implementation steps. Learn more... Read more

Developers’ Green Infrastructure Guide

This Guide addresses basic questions about green stormwater infrastructure: what it is, how it works, what are its costs and benefits, and why it makes good business sense. Green infrastructure is not the perfect solution for every setting or every project, but it is versatile, it is powerful and it’s the future of stormwater management. Learn more... Read more

Improving Population Health by Working with Communities: Action Guide

This guide from the National Quality Forum is a framework to help multi-sector groups work together to improve population health by addressing 10 interrelated elements for success. The guide is intentionally brief and written in plain language to be as accessible as possible for all types of stakeholders at the local, state, regional, and national levels to take action. Download the action guide... Read more

Community Heart & Soul: Field Guide

This Field Guide distills twenty years of experience working with small cities and towns into a step-by-step process and a kit of resources to equip leaders, staff, and volunteers with everything they need to design and deliver the Heart & Soul method in their community. This Field Guide is an overview of the Orton Family Foundation’s four-phase method that breaks the process down into management steps and tasks to help you get the job done. It is a roadmap to... 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

New Design Guide Helps Planners Hack Tactical Urbanism

Literature on and toolkits for tactical urbanism have proliferated over the past decade, but the Street Plans Collaborative — authors of the popular book Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change — felt there was still a need for nittier, grittier guidance. The group’s new 132-page online publication, “The Tactical Urbanist’s Guide to Materials and Design,” dives into the details of pop-up urbanism: when to use tape or paint or chalk, how to choose the right materials for temporary barriers,... Read more
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