I. Sustainable land use patterns Encourage land preservation. − Agriculture/wildlands; natural hazard areas; open space; cultural landscape; essential services (airports, industry). Promote compact development. − Intensity of uses; clustered development; infill and redevelopment, transit-oriented development; brownfield development Support interconnected uses and functions. − Quantity, variety, and proximity of jobs and housing; open space; mixed uses and diversity of land uses; siting of schools and community services Promote regional land use planning, decision-making and cooperation. − Open space; infrastructure (e.g., sewer); big box development and deal-making Enable adaptation of land uses over time. II. Mobility and transport Promote a complete and efficient transportation network. − Complete Streets and safety; usability, density of use, and critical mass; active transportation options and health; balanced modes; bike/ped/transit networks; access to neighborhood services Diversify system use / Reduce auto dependence. − Jobs-housing balance; use of system; sustainability-supportive investments; travel distances and commute times Encourage connectivity between modes and land uses. − Trail linkages; intermodal facilities Promote regional transportation planning, decision-making and cooperation. − Public transit funding and alignment planning; bikeways Enable sustainable movement of goods/freight. III. Community design: character and quality Preserve existing structures. − Adaptive re-use; historic preservation Promote local expression. − Preservation of local/regional character; presence of major institutions Enable placemaking. − Vibrant public gathering places, including places for physical activity and healthy eating; quality of public rights-of-way; presence of public art Promote excellence in design. − Use of quality and local materials; universal design principles; design guidelines to encourage active transportation; design for children Encourage strong community engagement. − Community commons; diverse housing stock and affordability IV. Access and equality (physical and social/economic) Advance legal frameworks to promote equity. − Title VI, Title VII, environmental justice, universal access Promote retention and development of affordable housing. − Diversity, quality, proximity, and dignity of housing options Ensure access to services and facilities for all. − Access to quality schools (quality, size, location, access, function as neighborhood center); government; neighborhood services; food; jobs V. Planning performance / Sustainability-supportive planning and design Promote social and civic engagement. − Volunteerism; community service; capacity building; partnering Build confidence in governance processes. − Transparency; accountability Advance strategic interventions within communities. − Visioning; plan-making; implementation programs (policy, incentive, and regulatory); development (public/private partnerships); public investments/capital programs Promote regional decision-making and cooperation.
Sustainable Land Use Patterns, Encourage Land Preservation, Agriculture/wildlands, Natural hazard areas, Open space, Cultural landscape, Essential services (airports, industry), Promote Compact Communities, INTENT, Reduce VMT and GHGs, Reduce infrastructure costs, Reduce public service costs, Support mass transit, Support walking and biking (transportation choices), Preserve open space, Brownfield development, REQUIRMENTS/MEASURES, At least 50% of new development should occur in existing built areas, Zoning policies to accommodate 50% of all development in built areas (needs to account for what cities have and what they project), Has community adopted a growth management policy or defined urban service areas?, Clustered development, subdivision regulations, TDR, Minimum density (e.g., any new residential area must have minimum density of 5 to 7 dwelling units per acre; 30 per acre in transit area (variable by transit type)), Allow accessory dwelling units as matter of right, Agriculture-only zoning (belongs in land preservation)?, Zoning to allow minimization of and flexible location of surface parking; incent structured parking, Tax stormwater runoff from development, Density bonus (can address public uses, affordable housing, retail, mixed use), Promote infill development through parking, density bonus, open space requirements, landscaping, stormwater regulations, brownfield reclamation, Organize development around transit; marry transit type and frequency to density requirements, Growth Management / urban service areas, ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES, NARRATIVE, ISSUES, How do we scale up and down appropriate to different community context (rural to urban)?, Density may not be measure – it’s more about form, Cluster measures around urban, suburban and rural context, Menu of options with variable credits and points, include prerequisite, Support Interconnected Uses & Functions, Quality, variety, and proximity of jobs & housing, Open space, Mixed uses and diversity of land uses, Siting of schools and community services, Enable Adaptation of Land Uses Over Time
Mobility and Transport, Promote a Complete and Efficient Transportation Network, Complete streets and safety, Usability, density of use, and critical mass, Active transportation options and health, Diversify System Use/ Reduce Auto Dependance, Job-Housing balance, Use of system, Sustainability-supportive investments, Promote Regional Transportation Planning, Decision-Making and Cooperation, Public transit funding and alignment planning, Bikeways, Enable Sustainable Movement of Goods/Freight, Promote Regional Land Use Planning, Decision-Making and Cooperation, Open space, Infrastructure, Big Box Development and dealmaking
Community Design: Character and Quality, Preserve Existing Structures, Adaptive re-use, Historic preservation, Promote Local Expression, Preservation of local/regional character, Presence of major institutions, Enable Placemaking, Vibrant public gathering places, Including places for physical activitity and healthy eating, Quality of public rights-of-way, Presence of public art, Promote Excellence in Design, Use of quality and local materials, Universal design principles, Design Guidelines to encourage active transportation, Design for children, Encourage Stong Community Engagement, Community commons
Access and Equality, Advance Legal Frameworks to Promote Equity, Title VI, VII environmental justice, Universal Access, Promote Retention and Development of Affordable Housing, Diversity, quality, proximity, and dignity of housing options, Ensure Access to Services and Facilities for All, Access to quality schools, quality, size, access, funciton as neighborhood center, Government, Neighborhood services, Food, Jobs
Planning Performance, Promote Social and Civic Engagement, INTENT, Strengthen democracy;, Get people engaged early-on;, Sense of buy-in and ownership in a project, Enage citizens in process so they own the process, Get policies/plans/proposals adopted, Make government more representative and more transparent, Social contract, Keep people accountable, Help citizens make better decisions, Inform the public, REQUIREMENTS/MEASUREMENTS, Outreach happens at outset, Investment at front end, Participation is early, often and significant, How to address "white entitlement", Accessibility to Information, Transport to events, Language Barriers, Time of Meeting, Radio/TV, Web, Mail, Newspaper, Authentic, Do the people in the room closely match the demographics of the community?, Distribution of Information, Public gatherings, Newsletters, Websites, Surveys, Radio/TV, Focus Groups, % participation, is public process defined?, Is there a policy in place?, Diverse sources of info?, Did process go beyond the legal requirements, Use of technology, Web Streaming, Cable TV, YouTube Videos, Digital Story Telling, Online Forums, Volunteerism, Per capita hours, Quality of Meeting, Number days of notice, Time of day held, Transportation, Food, Childcare, Language Translation, Multi-Media Channels, Was information provided to public to help them make good decisions, Ground Rules, ID RESPONSIBILITIES, Department of Neighborhoods, Local Elected Officials, Adopt and ensure implementation, NARRATIVE, NEXT STEPS, Robert Putnum example of seragate indicators, Example of prisons, 3rd grade reading level, Commute time, Best Practices available for each credit, Manual/one-pager on iedas for how to implement effectively, Build Confidence in Governance Processes, Transparency, Accountability, Advance Strategic Interventions within Communities, Visioning, Plan-making, Implementation programs, policy, incentive, regulatory, Development (public/private partnerships), Public investments/capital programs, Promote Regional Decision-making and cooperation