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Neighborhood Consultation Explainer Video
NSW Australia produced a 1:18 minute video to explain neighbor consultations, which are required for property owners undertaking renovation, demolition or new construction.
"What is Zoning?" Toolkit
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) created toolkits to help community advocates teach the basics on zoning and affordable housing. These are public engagement multipliers that spread baseline education beyond traditional local government-led sessions.
A Successful Downtown – Lafayette Downtown Action Plan
Through a community wide appraisal, Lafayette Louisiana reaffirmed its strengths and looked to future challenges. In order to attract and keep talent, the town found it needed to add quality housing, connections, and enhance the unique value proposition offered by downtown: convenience, vibrancy and outdoor living rooms.
DCdecoded.org: User-Friendly Access to Washington D.C. Laws
By replacing proprietary web sites with a free and attractive web interface, DCdecoded.org puts the law directly in the hands of communities. The new site opens up D.C.’s laws with simplified browsing, searching, and downloads of the entire District legal code.
Downtown Saginaw Infill & Revitalization Charrette
While dire municipal budgets and loss of government support for planning are well covered in the news, New E.R.A. Community Group and the City of Saginaw are proving that home grown dreamers can still make a difference and influence meaningful change. Good planning does not have to be driven be the available dollars but by the community itself.
San Francisco Eco Districts
Eco-Districts are four types of neighborhood scale public-private partnerships (the Blank Slate, the Patchwork Quilt, the Strengthened Neighborhood, and the Industrial Network) that strengthen the economy and reduce environmental impacts while creating a stronger sense of place and community.
Blueprint Denver – Small Area Plans
Denver’s regional plan contains nested small area plans for neighborhood, corridors, and transit station areas to prioritize investment and planning resources
Form-Based Codes for Economic Revitalization: Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia
In 2003, Arlington Virginia adopted a form-based code along the Columbia Pike Corridor to revitalize “South Arlington’s Main Street,” and spur economic development with attractive buildings, walkable neighborhoods, and inviting public spaces. The county’s goal was to create redevelopment options that increase economic value continue reading…