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National Regional Transportation Conference

​This annual conference provides training and networking opportunities on a variety of rural and small metropolitan transportation topics. With hands-on workshops, best practice panels, and facilitated networking sessions that feature peer trainers and expert speakers, the conference will offer training for organizations and individuals just beginning to work in transportation, as well as those with more experience. Learn more and register... Read more

APA National Planning Conference

Come to the American Planning Association’s 2017 National Planning Conference in New York City and see what’s ahead for you, your community, and your career. APA’s National Planning Conference always offers advanced training by expert presenters — and a high return on your training dollars. Learn more... Read more

Better Planning Through Better Data: A Closer Look at the StatsAmerica Innovation Index 2.0

​Join the NADO Research Foundation and the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) for a free webinar that will take a closer look at the Innovation Index 2.0, a new web index from StatsAmerica funded with support from the US Economic Development Administration. The Innovation Index 2.0 is a free web resource that can give economic development practitioners and regional leaders the ability to assess their region’s economic strengths and challenges and also provide valuable data that can utilized when writing... Read more

Mental Health Issues Can’t Be Solved by Psychologists Alone – City Design Can Help, Too

​While many of the more physical aspects of health have been addressed using urban design, most cities have not taken the same intentional approach with their citizens’ mental health. To improve the mental health of city-living populations, the public-health, mental-health, and urban-planning sectors need to work together to find shared solutions. Read more... Read more

3 Success Stories Show How to Apply Road Safety Through Public Health Plans

​The idea of linking Vision Zero and public health came about because according to US standards if 30,000 people died each year from a curable disease, that would be considered a public health crisis. However, when there are the same number of deaths in avoidable traffic accidents, they’re treated very differently. Because of this, the network states that an “urgent health framing and a public response” are necessary for these deaths to be dealt with accordingly. Read more... Read more

Metropolitan Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook

The purpose of this Federal Highway Administration handbook is to provide Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) with practical information and examples as they consider pedestrian and bicycle transportation in their regional planning activities. Based on research including interviews with seven MPOs and critical evaluations of plans and associated documents from 11 other MPOs, this handbook covers integration of pedestrian and bicycle information into the metropolitan transportation planning process. Read more... Read more

Philadelphia Lays Out Data-Driven Plan for Eliminating Traffic Deaths

​Philadelphia’s new Vision Zero Action Plan prioritizes data collection in its quest to end traffic related deaths by 2030. The action plan takes aim to help fix unsafe streets and calls for more protected bike lanes and red light cameras. But its scope is wider, proposing changes in the areas of licensing and inspection that will affect how the police and public health departments conduct business. Read more... Read more
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