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RFP: Guidebook and Research Plan to Help Communities Improve Transportation to Health Care Services

The Transit Cooperative Research Program of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) issued a request for proposals to develop a guidebook to help communities improve transportation to health care services. The guidebook will outline future research priorities, technology used to facilitate access to health care services, funding for health care transportation, and performance metrics. Proposals due July 27. Learn more and apply... Read more

Guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Preparedness Planning

Delivering more equitable outcomes requires a different approach to planning. Many climate preparedness and adaptation guides exist and most acknowledge the importance of equity and public participation; however, few address equity issues by addressing specific adaptation solutions, tactics for inclusive community engagement, or the root causes of inequities in climate risk. This guide from the Urban Sustainability Directors Network addresses these gaps. The purpose of the Guide to Equitable, Community-Driven Climate Preparedness Planning is to provide guidance to local governments... Read more

Bringing the Benefits of Solar Energy to Low-Income Consumers

This guide from the Clean Energy States Alliance discusses the obstacles that low-income households face in accessing solar power and provides strategies that can be used to encourage low-income solar adoption, including many financing ideas: on-bill repayment, property-assessed clean energy (PACE), and pay as you save (PAYS) programs. It covers direct incentives such as renewable energy certificates (RECs) and solar RECs, compensation mechanisms (such as net metering and virtual net metering), and new business models such as crowdfunding. Read more... Read more

Urban Street Stormwater Guide

​The Urban Street Stormwater Guide is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between city transportation, public works, and water departments to advance the discussion about how to design and construct sustainable streets. The Urban Street Stormwater Guide provides cities with national best practices for sustainable stormwater management in the public right-of-way. Learn more... Read more

The AARP Pop-Up Demonstration Tool Kit

​Inspiring livability advancements are taking place in tiny villages, sprawling suburbs and large city centers. But permanent, large-scale changes can be difficult to launch. That’s why pop-up demonstration projects — temporary bike lanes, protected intersections, crosswalks, parklets, sidewalk cafes, plazas, benches, street trees and more — are such valuable tools. When it’s possible to illustrate a new idea through the temporary pop-up installation or demonstration, a proposal or desired enhancement can be more quickly understood, supported and achieved. The AARP... Read more

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

New Jersey Future and Re:focus Partners celebrate the conclusion of Build It Green Initiative and the release of Re:focus Partners’ new report “Small Cities With Big-City Infrastructure Problems” describing a new approach to integrated stormwater infrastructure design, finance and implementation being piloted in Gloucester City, Jersey City and Perth Amboy. Additionally, as part of the BIG Initiative Re:focus Partners and SCAPE launched The Field Guide to CSO+: A Strategy for Aligning Community Priorities to help empower the decision makers charged with... 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
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