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Seattle 2035: Growth and Equity Analysis
Date Added: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Healthy Communities, Equity, Displacement    
Washington
Municipal
Seattle’s Growth and Equity Analysis, is a companion document to Seattle’s Environmental Impact Statement that evaluates four alternative ways for distributing growth throughout the city. The Growth and Equity Analysis created two data indexes – the Displacement Risk Index and the Access to Opportunity Index. Each index is made up of a list of indicators. The document maps Seattle based on these indexes and data, evaluating the four growth alternatives with a social justice and equity lens. Maps of each indicator are included... Read More
City of Raleigh Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Guidebook
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Transportation & Land Use Planning, Transportation & Land Use Planning, Healthy Communities, Healthy Communities, Equity, Equity    
North Carolina
Municipal
This guidebook is split into five sections: 1) introduction 2) design principles 3) station area 4) policy toolkit 5) action plan. The introduction discusses why it is important to plan development around transit and what the goals for growth and affordability. Sections two through five are aimed at how to achieve these goals. Specifically, the documents suggests using zoning to advance equitable transit-oriented development through a TOD overlay zone. Complete streets, density changes, and use changes are also advanced... Read More
City of Raleigh Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Guidebook
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Transportation & Land Use Planning, Transportation & Land Use Planning, Healthy Communities, Healthy Communities, Equity, Equity    
North Carolina
Municipal
This guidebook is split into five sections: 1) introduction 2) design principles 3) station area 4) policy toolkit 5) action plan. The introduction discusses why it is important to plan development around transit and what the goals for growth and affordability. Sections two through five are aimed at how to achieve these goals. Specifically, the documents suggests using zoning to advance equitable transit-oriented development through a TOD overlay zone. Complete streets, density changes, and use changes are also advanced... Read More
City of Raleigh Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Guidebook
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Transportation & Land Use Planning, Transportation & Land Use Planning, Healthy Communities, Healthy Communities, Equity, Equity    
North Carolina
Municipal
This guidebook is split into five sections: 1) introduction 2) design principles 3) station area 4) policy toolkit 5) action plan. The introduction discusses why it is important to plan development around transit and what the goals for growth and affordability. Sections two through five are aimed at how to achieve these goals. Specifically, the documents suggests using zoning to advance equitable transit-oriented development through a TOD overlay zone. Complete streets, density changes, and use changes are also advanced... Read More
City of Raleigh Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Guidebook
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Transportation & Land Use Planning, Transportation & Land Use Planning, Healthy Communities, Healthy Communities, Equity, Equity    
North Carolina
Municipal
This guidebook is split into five sections: 1) introduction 2) design principles 3) station area 4) policy toolkit 5) action plan. The introduction discusses why it is important to plan development around transit and what the goals for growth and affordability. Sections two through five are aimed at how to achieve these goals. Specifically, the documents suggests using zoning to advance equitable transit-oriented development through a TOD overlay zone. Complete streets, density changes, and use changes are also advanced... Read More
Phoenix's Transit Oriented Development Strategic Policy Framework
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Transportation & Land Use Planning, Healthy Communities, Complete Streets, Equity    
Arizona
Municipal
This document describes the opportunity for transit-oriented development (TOD) for Phoenix. Specifically, it calls for a by-right zoning codes to create shorter and more predictable construction timelines. Form-based standards are promoted. Specifically, the document suggests increasing the permitted height of buildings within a quarter-mile radius of light rail stations and creating a minimum of 30 percent of housing units dedicated to long-term affordability in TOD zones. The update to this document also includes a portion on equity... Read More
New York City's Racial Equity Reports Int. No. 1572-B
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Healthy Communities, Equity    
New York
Municipal
This legislation calls for the development of an equitable development data tool that will contain citywide, boroughwide, community district, and neighborhood-level data in New York City. The tool will be available online for public use and will contain data on demographic conditions, economic security, neighborhood quality of life and access to opportunity, housing security/affordability/quality and housing production. The data tool will also include a Displacement Risk Index. Data is disaggregated by race and ethnicity. The tool must be avail.. Read More
Montgomery County, Maryland Racial Equity and Social Justice Impact Statements
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Healthy Communities, Equity    
Maryland
Regional - Multiple Municipalities
Bill 44-20 requires the Office of Legislative Oversight to submit a racial equity and social justice impact statement for each zoning text amendment. The bill encourages the Office of Legislative Oversight to work with the planning department to develop the impact statement. Montgomery County already had this requirement in place for bills and this new bill is an extension of that. The county’s Racial Equity and Social Justice (RESJ) statements can be found here. One is also included here. After RESJ statements are completed, the bill is sen.. Read More
King County Ordinance 16948 and the Determinants of Equity
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Healthy Communities, Equity    
Washington
Regional - Multiple Municipalities
Ordinance 16948 is King County’s Equity and Social Justice ordinance. It supplies definitions related to equity and equitable development. It calls for the development of analytical tools to identify equitable policies. Overall, the ordinance tries to integrate equity principles in all systems of its governance. This ordinance also identifies 14 “determinants of equity.” These determinants were the basis of a separate report called “The Determinants of Equity Report.” This report is part of an initial effort at determining if the county is a.. Read More
Complete Streets Mean Equitable Streets
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Healthy Communities, Complete Streets, Equity    
State: Not Applicable
N/A
This document presents data about the inequitable dangers of incomplete streets. Pedestrian fatality rates are much higher for Latino and African Americans than for Whites. Additionally, incomplete streets have disproportionate health impacts. Car-dependent communities discourage walking and biking. The document links the potential benefits of complete streets to data about obesity, heart disease, and respiratory illness disproportionately affecting people of color. The document also discusses the barriers that car-dependent communities create .. Read More
Complete Streets Mean Equitable Streets
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Healthy Communities, Complete Streets, Equity    
State: Not Applicable
N/A
This document presents data about the inequitable dangers of incomplete streets. Pedestrian fatality rates are much higher for Latino and African Americans than for Whites. Additionally, incomplete streets have disproportionate health impacts. Car-dependent communities discourage walking and biking. The document links the potential benefits of complete streets to data about obesity, heart disease, and respiratory illness disproportionately affecting people of color. The document also discusses the barriers that car-dependent communities create .. Read More
The City of Chicago Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Policy Plan
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Transportation & Land Use Planning, Healthy Communities, Equity    
Illinois
Municipal
This document begins by stating how Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) has unfolded in Chicago in inequitable ways, often indicating displacement patterns. In response, this document provides three Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (eTOD) policy recommendations. First, Chicago needs to build the city’s capacity to support eTOD. This includes formalizing cross-agency coordination, creating formal accountability, developing a comprehensive eTOD calculator mapping tool, and engaging communities. Second, this document suggests making eTOD requ.. Read More
Hartford CT Fresh Food Requirement for Stores
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Healthy Communities, Food Deserts, Low Nutrition Uses, Equity    
Connecticut
Municipal
In Hartford, Connecticut, the zoning code requires twenty percent of the net floor area of any convenience store to sell fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, whole grain cereal, dairy products (excluding ice cream), and canned or dried goods without unhealthy additives. Requiring convenience stores and food trucks to provide more healthy food options helps combat food swamps and deserts. .. Read More
Town of Warner Fast Food Density Cap
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Healthy Communities, Low Nutrition Uses, Equity    
New Hampshire
Municipal
Town of Warner, NH has an ordinance that requires fast-food and drive-in restaurants to be at least 2,000 feet apart. This caps the density of fast-food restaurants and helps prevent food swamps near important public places. .. Read More
Arden Hills Minimum Distances Ordinance for Fast Food Restaurants
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Healthy Communities, Low Nutrition Uses, Equity    
Minnesota
Municipal
Arden Hills, Minnesota enacted a minimum distance ordinance. In Arden Hills, “drive-in businesses” and “fast food restaurants” are not permitted within 400 feet of schools, churches, public recreation areas, and residentially zoned property. Fast-food restaurants also must be a minimum of 1,320 feet from one another. This helps prevent food swamps near important public places. .. Read More
Early Community Outreach for Design Review
Date Added: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Pre-Application & Consensus Building, Equity    
Washington
Municipal
In October 2017, the City of Seattle enacted a new set of regulations related to Design Review, an official city process that has allowed community members as well as professional planners and designers to weigh in on new development projects in Seattle since 1994. Among the updates, is a measure that allows the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) to make rules for community outreach and early design guidance for projects going through Design Review. Pursuant to this measure, SDCI created a new rule for Early Communi.. Read More
Multigenerational Planning: using smart growth and universal design to link the needs of children and the aging population
Date Added: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Smart Growth, Healthy Communities, Equity    
State: Not Applicable
N/A
This article discusses how multigenerational planning is a “holistic approach” that assess the needs of many different age groups while planning policies that include zoning, local laws and building codes. The ultimate goal is creating a community that ensures “generational equality”. The article begins by discussing changes in population and demographics that impact how planners address certain issues. It articulates the needs, wants and concerns of each age group and what kind of communities they look to live in. Planners must provide a desig.. Read More
Comprehensive Planning for Public Health: Results of Planning and Community Health Research Survey
Date Added: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Comprehensive Planning, Healthy Communities, Equity    
State: Not Applicable
N/A
The American Planning Association devised a guide to reduce health inequities amongst communities. The guide states that careful designing, implementation strategies and individual or community resources can be used to reduce these health inequities. The guide is organized into four major points; “incorporating health equity into foundational skills for public health, maximizing tobacco-free living strategies to advance health equity, maximizing healthy food and beverage strategies and maximizing active living strategies to advance health equit.. Read More
Park Development in Industrial Zones
Date Added: Monday, June 4, 2018
Healthy Communities, Parks & Recreation, Equity    
Oregon
Municipal
Part of Portland’s economic development goals include ensuring that parks, trails, natural areas, and a healthy environment continue to protect the city’s quality of life and attract businesses and the workforce alike. Accordingly, Portland set forth a policy of allowing park development within industrial zones to guarantee adequate park service within one-half mile of every resident. This policy will make green infrastructure conveniently accessible to all residents of Portland. Additionally, the added green spaces will aid the city in the .. Read More
Parks Planning
Date Added: Monday, June 4, 2018
Healthy Communities, Parks & Recreation, Equity    
Washington
Municipal
Ridgefield, Washington’s original Comprehensive Plan evaluated a need for improved park and recreation access, particularly in underserved neighborhoods. In 2014, the city took a substantial step toward park acquisition and development by publishing the Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan. This document sets out a 6-year plan for providing community-driven parks, trails, open spaces and recreational opportunities. The plan includes an evaluative process for current park systems, criteria for where new parks should be created, and way to upd.. Read More
Recreation Marketing
Date Added: Monday, June 4, 2018
Healthy Communities, Parks & Recreation, Equity    
New York
Municipal
Chenango County has set goals relating to the health of their community as well as increasing the use of their outdoor recreation facilities. To ensure the health of all their residents, the county will assess the health needs of all residents. The data collected from the assessment will be used to support existing programs and identify gaps in service that can be filled. The county also plans to heavily market their outdoor recreation opportunities to encourage the use by all residents with a specific focus on targeting the youth group. Hop.. Read More