Tag Archives: Reports

Let’s Talk About Water

​Let’s Talk About Water is designed to help you create a framework and simple materials to guide these discussions and assist people in engaging deeply and productively with each other. Part of NAAEE’s Environmental Issues Forums series, Let’s Talk About Water provides a step-by-step guide to developing discussion materials to get your community deliberating about water issues. Learn more... Read more

The Translation and Use of Green Infrastructure Evidence

This report presents findings from a study to examine how green infrastructure research is shares with non-academic audiences. green infrastructure has been active research area in recent years, with a wealth of evidence coming from the academic community. Learn more... Read more

NJDOT Announces Release of Complete Streets Design Guide

​This month, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) released the New Jersey Complete Streets Design Guide, the latest in a series of guides to aid policy makers, government officials, and local citizens with addressing the needs of bicyclists, pedestrians and everyone who travels along their roadways. Learn more... Read more

Rural Placemaking: Making the Most of Creativity in your Community

​Rural Voices examines Creative Placemaking as it is practiced in rural communities. Creative placemaking offers the explicit recognition that arts and artists, when fully engaged with local stakeholders, are often a gel or a catalyst toward sustained community betterment and economic growth. Learn more... Read more

Catalyzing Green Infrastructure on Private Property: Recommendations for a Green, Equitable, and Sustainable New York City

A new report has been released that provides recommendations that will help New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection succeed in achieving water quality goals while also contributing to citywide efforts toward stronger, sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities. Learn more... Read more

Traffic Impacts of Bicycle Facilities

Traffic Impacts of Bicycle Facilities is a research project funded by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Local Road Research Board (LRRB) to inform the design of multimodal transportation facilities. The project involved a review of design guidelines for bicycle facilities, observation of bicycle-vehicle interactions at nine roadways in Minnesota with different types of bicycle facilities, analysis of results, and description of implications for design. Learn more... Read more

Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation

The Guidebook on Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride provides approaches to managing park-and-ride facilities, from developing the park-and-ride concept for a community to day-to-day management. Key themes include design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of these facilities. Read report... Read more

Nearby Nature for Human Health: Sites to Systems

​​While many cities have created rich systems of public parks, presenting residents with ample opportunity to linger in nature, the same cannot be said for all urban settings. That need not be the case. In the report, “Nearby Nature for Human Health: Sites to Systems,” the authors provide a “how to” on creating systems of linked parks and open spaces that can become health support systems, offering opportunities for city residents to be outdoors in pleasant environments. Read report... Read more

Better Plans for Better Places

​The Institute for Sustainable Communities recently published “Better Plans for Better Places.” This report describes the ways that the Sustainable Communities Initiative, an interagency collaboration among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Department of Transportation, helped communities develop collaborative planning processes that promote vibrant neighborhoods nationwide. Learn more... Read more