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Resource: Road Diet Informational Guide

A Road Diet converts a four-lane undivided roadway segment to a three-lane segment consisting of two through lanes and a center two-way left turn lane. A Road Diet improves safety by including a protected left-turn lane for mid-block left-turning motor… more »
Guidebooks –  Dec. 11, 2014

A Land Conservation Vision for the Gulf of Mexico Region

The Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation, a program of the Land Trust Alliance, released “A Land Conservation Vision for the Gulf of Mexico Region," which unites multiple partners to identify priority focus areas for land conservation and econom… more »
Land –  Dec. 11, 2014

Parks and Trails Health Impact Assessment Toolkit

Well-designed parks and trails are valued parts of our environment. Research examining the connection between parks, trails, and health has helped identify the value that parks provide to people. Parks and trails can promote physical activity and commun… more »
Guidebooks, environment –  Dec. 11, 2014

What’s Out There Denver Features Designed Landscapes

​The Cultural Landscape Foundation announces What’s Out There Denver, the first in a new series of illustrated Web offerings about the parks, gardens and open spaces in many of the nation’s urban hubs. What's Out There Denver more »
Guidebooks, Website, Landscapes –  Dec. 11, 2014

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

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