Tag Archives: Resources

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

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

Integrating Smart Growth and Hazard Mitigation into Community Planning

​Smart growth strategies and hazard mitigation measures have similar goals. Both aim to make communities safer, healthier, and fiscally responsible. Communities across the nation use smart growth strategies to ensure that new development or redevelopment benefits the entire community and that limited public resources are used as efficiently as possible. This report explores those strategies. 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 in hopes to that the recommendations 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

2017 Federal Financing Toolkit

The 2017 Federal Financing Toolkit has been updated and expanded to include 90 federal financing opportunities that are designed to help real estate developers and investors as well as local elected officials achieve their development goals. There is a $60 fee for nonmembers. Learn more... Read more

Visualizing Change: A Toolkit for Informal Educators using Visual Narratives on climate Change

​This toolkit contains has an extensive library of high-quality research that informs the science of both climate change and strategic framing including research reports, science summaries, glossary of terms, and communications tools for strategic framing. Learn more... Read more

Brownfield Health Indicator Tool

​Brownfield redevelopment is complicated, often with many roadblocks to remediation, but communities who avoid brownfield sites can inadvertently limit economic development opportunities in areas of higher poverty or urban neighborhoods. Minnesota Brownfields and the Minnesota Department of Health have developed a new Brownfield and Health Assessment tool to assist planners, public health professionals, and other brownfield redevelopment influencers engage the community in redevelopment planning. Learn more... Read more

Webinar Release of The Scenic Route: Getting Started With Creative Placemaking in Transportation, Feb. 17

​Transportation investments can play a catalytic role in transforming communities. Join Smart Growth America and their Transportation for America program as they release their new online interactive creative placemaking resource, The Scenic Route: Getting Started With Creative Placemaking in Transportation, with an interactive webinar on February 17 at 3:30 p.m. EST. Register now... Read more

Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding, Design, and Environmental Review: Addressing Common Misconceptions

Since launching the Safer People, Safer Streets Initiative in 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has engaged safety experts, stakeholders, local officials and the public on strategies to encourage bicycle and pedestrian safety on and around our streets. Through these discussions, common misconceptions have been raised about the use of Federal funding, street design and the Environmental Review process that can cause confusion and result in project delay. This report addresses these misconceptions and distinguishes between Federal standards and... Read more
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