Tag Archives: Inclusion

Designing for Inclusive Health

​America Walks and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) – Lakeshore Foundation are kicking off their new micro-grant program with this webinar. This program will award grantees up to $1,500 for projects related to supporting disability inclusion strategies that make healthier choices the easier choices for all people in areas where they may live, learn, work, play, pray, and receive care. Register now... Read more

Advancing Neighborhood Change Through Equity and Inclusion

Walkability is at the cornerstone of creating neighborhoods that are vital and vibrant, allowing all members of a community to enjoy health, social and economic benefits in a variety of forms. How do we create neighborhoods where change and new development can happen along with the protection and promotion of a community’s identity and culture? Join America Walks on this webinar to learn about their recent work on the issues of gentrification and displacement and hear from three people working... Read more

Is Everyone in on America’s ‘Best Idea’? The National Park Service Looks Inward

If you’ve ever explored a national park—especially one of the busier ones, like Yosemite or Yellowstone—you might have noticed all kinds of staff working to make your visit a good one: from the friendly face that greeted you at the entrance gate, to trail crews and firefighters, botanists and wildlife biologists. But there’s another part of the National Park Service that few visitors have heard of. It’s called the Office of Relevancy, Diversity, and Inclusion, and though the name is... Read more

DIY Urban Planning is Happening All Over the Country. Is It Only for White People?

As cities across America undergo a revival, their denizens are bursting with practical ideas to improve their neighborhoods, and they feel empowered to try them out. This spirited flurry of “city hacking” has opened the lid on the wonky discipline of urban planning and is starting to change the fabric of people’s daily lives. But since many cities also contend with stark inequality, it’s worth asking who these fixes are intended for and how this new spirit of engaged urban... 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

Nashville Affordable Housing Advocates Score Two Victories

Nashville’s Metro Council approved two proposals aimed at creating more affordable housing in Davidson County. The first piece of legislation is a new three-year pilot program for residential developers to compete for $2 million in grants to build affordably housing. The second bill centers around inclusionary zoning, and requires apartment developers in Nashville who are building five or more units to include a percentage of new affordable or workforce housing units when requesting zoning variances for density or height. Read... Read more

The Economics of Inclusionary Zoning

The potential and limitations associated with inclusionary zoning, a tool used by a growing number of U.S. cities to encourage or require workforce housing development, are explored in this Urban Land Institute (ULI) report. The report covers three areas: understanding the economics of development, assessing the impacts of inclusionary zoning on development, and optimizing the effectiveness of incentives for inclusionary development. Read report... Read more

Inclusive Planning Impact Grants

The Inclusive Planning Impact Grant, administered by Transit Planning for All, is requesting applications. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage development of an inclusive coordinated transportation system in which people with disabilities and older adults actively participate in both advisory and decision-making capacities. While the intention is first and foremost the development of inclusionary processes and plans, the secondary expectation is that inclusion will result in identifiable and measurable changes in the transportation system that respond to... Read more

Inclusionary Housing: Creating and Maintaining Equitable Communities

​Inclusionary housing policies require developers of new market-rate real estate to provide some units that are affordable to low- and moderate-income residents, and it is one of the most promising strategies available to ensure that the benefits of development are shared widely. However, policies must be designed with care to suit local conditions and guarantee that requirements do not overburden development. This report details how local governments are realizing the potential of inclusionary housing by building public support, using data... Read more
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