These resources, compiled by from the Northeast-Midwest Institute, cover federal, state and local Brownfields incentive programs.
Author: Claire W.
In spring 2010, SGA partnered with T4America and the Natural Resources Defense Council to commission a national poll assessing public opinion towards transit and transit funding, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies Inc. and Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, and Metz and Associates. This presentation outlines the poll results.
This American Public Health Association report, “outlines how the connection between health and the built environment impacts the pocketbook; it also provides a summary of the process of planning, funding and building transportation systems, and discusses key opportunities for public health professionals to get involved in the process.”
This APTA report, “based on a March 2010 survey, provides a national perspective on the extent to which the current recession is affecting public transit agencies and the tens of millions of Americans who use their services. The survey asked APTA member transit agencies to report on actions they have taken since January 1, 2009 in response to the economic downturn and those actions anticipated in the near future.”
This program, “recognizes noteworthy projects and practices in rural and small metropolitan transportation planning, programming and service delivery.”
From the Center for Neighborhood Technology, the resource explores how “Americans traditionally consider housing affordable if it costs 30 percent or less of their income. The Housing + Transportation Affordability Index, in contrast, offers the true cost of housing based on its location by measuring the transportation costs associated with place.”
According to the HNTB America THINKS transit survey, nearly 9 in 10 (87 percent) Americans who have access to public transportation where they work or live take advantage of it. In addition, almost 7 in 10 (69 percent) Americans feel there are many times when public transit is a better option than driving, and nearly three in ten of them choose higher gas prices (29 percent) and convenience (29 percent) as the biggest motivators for riding public transportation.
This report by T4America explores what livability means in a smaller towns and cities. According to the report, “some would have us believe that livability is a foreign concept for our small towns and rural areas. The reality couldn’t be farther from the truth. This collection of 12 case studies provides examples of how small cities, towns and rural regions across the country are transforming themselves into more livable communities.”
This report by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), “focuses on smart growth strategies that can help guide growth in rural areas while protecting natural and working lands and preserving the rural character of existing communities.”
A report by EPA Smart Growth that explains, “commercial strip corridors are a common sight in American towns and cities, but many are experiencing disinvestment, resulting in vacant, abandoned, and underused properties such as abandoned gas stations and obsolete retail strip centers.” This publication, “provide[s] communities with guidance on how they can revitalize these commercial corridors to accommodate economic growth, reuse land already serviced by existing infrastructure, and reflect the unique character of the town or city where they are located.”