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Livability Factsheets Available

The Walkable and Livable Communities Institute and AARP have partnered to create a series of 11 fact sheets addressing some of the most important tools for creating walkable and livable communities. The first three fact sheets cover Roundabout Design, B… more »
Fact Sheets –  Jul. 9, 2014


Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program: Continued Progress in Developing Walking and Bicycling Networks

This 2014 report summarizes the progress and results of a Federal Highway Administration Program that invested $25 million in four communities in Missouri, California, Minnesota, and Wisconsin for pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and nonmotorized p… more »
Reports –  Jul. 9, 2014


Rain Ready Initiative

The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) has launched a new resource to help individuals, businesses, and communities find solutions to the problem of too much or too little water. CNT's Rain Ready initiative offers a suite of policies and practices… more »
Online Tool –  Jul. 9, 2014


CNU22 Plenaries Now on YouTube

Plenary sessions from the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) Annual Meeting, held in Buffalo, New York, in June 2014, are now available for viewing on YouTube. Plenary speakers included Harriet Tregoning, Jeff Speck, Enrique Peñalosa, Ken Greenberg, and ne… more »
Videos, Online workshop materials –  Jul. 9, 2014


RESTORE: Commercial and Mixed-use Development Trends in the Rocky Mountain West

This research report by Community Builders, a project of the Sonoran Institute, shows how commercial real estate in the American West is trending away from single-use malls on the outskirts of town and toward smaller shops and a complete shopping "exper… more »
Reports –  Jul. 9, 2014


RESTORE: Commercial and Mixed-use Development Trends in the Rocky Mountain West

This research report by Community Builders, a project of the Sonoran Institute, shows how commercial real estate in the American West is trending away from single-use malls on the outskirts of town and toward smaller shops and a complete shopping "exper… more »
Reports –  Jul. 9, 2014


State Revenue Sources for Bike-Ped Projects

Many states have their own revenue sources that can be used for active transportation projects. This new online tool features state revenue sources that fund bicycling and walking projects across the nation. The resources came from two major sources: th… more »
Online Tool, Online workshop materials –  Jun. 26, 2014


Transit-oriented Development (TOD) Guide for Urban Communities

This publication from EMBARQ, a transportation initiative of the World Resources Institute, lays out over two dozen recommendations for designing more inclusive, sustainable cities. Case studies are drawn from Mexican cities, but the guide provides usef… more »
Publications –  Jun. 26, 2014


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