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Alta Planning & Design: Creating Walkable + Bikeable Communities: A user guide to developing pedestrian and bicycle master plans

This guidebook is intended to serve as a guide for planners, engineers and elected officials who will be producing a new or updated bicycle and/or pedestrian master plan. Data for this guide was developed from literature review, case study interviews, and input from staff at Alta Planning + Design.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:master plan, transportation master plan, pedestrian master plan, bicycle master plan, walkable community, bikeable community, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle-friendly community, active transportation, health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, planning
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Link:webpage

Alta Planning & Design: Essentials of Bike Parking

Alta and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals prepared Essentials of Bike Parking for people planning to purchase or install bike parking fixtures on a limited scale.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:bicycle infrastructure, bicycle-friendly community, bicycle-friendly business, active transportation
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Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Downtown Revitalization

The USDA: Downtown Revitalization guide links to full-text handbooks, planning tools, case studies, funding resources, organizations, revitalization strategies, and more to assist a community considering a downtown revitalization project.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource, information source, resource guide, planning guide
Subtopic:economic development, funding & financing, rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, redevelopment & revitalization, planning, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:redevelopment, economic development, infrastructure, planning, community revitalization
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Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Public Fire Education Planning for Rural Communities, A Five-Step Process

This planning guide will introduces a simple, easy-to-use planning process to develop a fire safety program for your community. Examples throughout the guide will help you apply each step to your community. It is intended that this planning process can be used in any rural community in the United States, regardless of the community's location, size, population demographics, or fire problem. The process leads you to solutions based specically on your community's resources, problems, and values. It is not a large-city process that requires large numbers of fire-fighters and thousands of dollars to be effective.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide, information source
Subtopic:fire & emergency management, disaster preparedness & emergency response, planning, Local Government & Services, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:rural emergency response, fire, fire safety, planning
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Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Transportation: Formula Grants for Rural Areas

The Formula Grants for Rural Areas program provides capital, planning, and operating assistance to states to support public transportation in rural areas with populations of less than 50,000, where many residents often rely on public transit to reach their destinations. The program also provides funding for state and national training and technical assistance through the Rural Transportation Assistance Program. Eligible activities include planning, capital, operating, job access and reverse commute projects, and the acquisition of public transportation services.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource, information source, resource guide, planning guide
Subtopic:transportation, rural community issues & solutions, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:funding, transportation, transportation planning
Telephone:202-366-2053
Link:webpage

Federal Highway Administration: Planning for Transportation in Rural Areas

The Federal Highway Administration's "Planning for Transportation in Rural Areas" provides a resource to rural planners, city and county engineers, stakeholders, local officials, and other decision-makers involved with developing rural transportation plans.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide
Subtopic:transportation, infrastructure & communications, planning, Issues & Opportunities, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:transportation, transportation planning, infrastructure
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Link:webpage

Health Impact Assessment

The Centers for Disease Control Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a tool that can help communities, decision makers, and practitioners make choices that improve public health through community design. HIA is a process that helps evaluate the potential health effects of a plan, project, or policy before it is built or implemented. HIA brings potential positive and negative public health impacts and considerations to the decision-making process for plans, projects, and policies that fall outside traditional public health arenas, such as transportation and land use. An HIA provides practical recommendations to increase positive health effects and minimize negative health effects. HIA toolkits are available for transportation projects as well as parks and trails.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide, assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, health & health care, recreation, planning, transportation, assessment & evaluation, Recreation & Health, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Data Collection & Analysis,
Tags:health, planning, trail, park, outdoor recreation
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Link:webpage

Idaho Access Project

The Idaho Access Project (IAP) works to address physical, attitudinal, and policy barriers; inform planning and design; and create safe, inclusive cities for all. The IAP provides plan review, consultation and technical assistance for government and private sector partners. Members of the IAP combine extensive knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504, and the Fair Housing Act with skills in housing, community and economic development; transportation; land-use planning and rural engagement.

 


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:technical assistance, consultant or business, plan review, planning and design, planning guide
Subtopic:access & mobility, planning,
Tags:Inclusive communities, rural communities, infrastructure, public health, public safety, transportation, residential development, disability rights, Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504, fair housing, recreation, connectivity, transit
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Link:webpage

National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA): Planning a Community Broadband Road Map, A Toolkit for Local & Tribal Governments

This resource assists public officials, planners, citizen groups and other stakeholders in making their broadband project the best it can be. The core of the toolkit is a six-step approach to creating a roadmap, designed to work with projects of all sizes. It includes best practices identified by BTOP grantees, as well as nine case studies of how different states, counties, tribes, towns and non-government organizations implemented these best practices.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide, information source
Subtopic:infrastructure & communications, planning, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:planning, broadband, communications technology, Internet, telecommunications
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Link:webpage

The New Local Activation Toolkit

From the introduction of The New Local Activation Toolkit: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused far- reaching social and economic impacts and immense challenges that have forced us to quickly alter the way we interacted with our cities, streets, neighbourhoods and public spaces. This has fundamentally challenged our sense of place and the foundations of public daily life.

It is anticipated that our cities, towns and neighbourhoods will experience ongoing repercussions of COVID-19, yet the extent of these are hard to envisage and understand today. One thing that is certain, however,

is that the pandemic has demonstrated incredible examples of community resilience, our ability to come together and keep each other safe, while also creatively enjoying ourselves in whatever way we can. It has also shifted our way of life to a more local scale, and we believe that this ‘New Local’ will be critical in refocusing the role and contribution of community, economic development and placemaking in building resilient cities, towns and neighbourhoods in a post-COVID-19 and climate change world.

We understand that the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 are still emerging
and have not been felt evenly across our communities and regions. Recognising the unique lived experiences, opportunities

and challenges of each place will be an important piece of the puzzle when planning for recovery. Furthermore, as we continue to re-emerge and plan for this recovery, it will be important to mobilise available information and expertise, authentically engage with local communities and leverage existing investment strategically to support capacity building and

amenity improvements, as well as identify creative ways in which to safely welcome communities to meet, socialise, shop and connect locally.

This is what the purpose of this Toolkit is – a guide beside and inspirational tool to kickstart your creative ideation process around ways to build back better by putting people, place and planet first. Alongside some actions specific to this ongoing recovery, this Toolkit also inspires an ongoing narrative around building stronger and more inclusive, regenerative and resilient places and communities. It draws on global examples but mostly focuses on Australian ones, some of which are specific to our ‘place’: Melbourne.


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Geography:Idaho, Wyoming, Montana
Resource Type:educational resource, planning guide, training
Subtopic:place making & destination development, community & capacity development, arts & culture, local government,
Tags:creating placemaking, creative place making, Local Development, community development, community engagement, community capitals
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Link:webpage