What Other Muncipalities Do Best

What Other Muncipalities Do Best

The Civility Project is a community initiative that will be gathering steam in Spring 2017.  

Articles filed under Municipal Governance highlight the things local governments do right to which support human-scaled, walkable communities.  A broad range subjects are covered here including   policies that promote affordable housing, reduction in homelessness, by-law enforcement, and cleaning the street.

If you’re aware of a sensible or innovative practice a jurisdiction around the globe is doing that positively impacts the lives of residents, please reach out to the Civility Project.

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Urban Planning Best Practices

Urban Planning Best Practices

The Civility Project is a community initiative that will be gathering steam in Spring 2017.
 
Articles filed under Planning and Design highlight best practices which produce human-scaled, walkable communities.  Charrettes are very much a part of planning and design but are called out separately due to their central importance as a collaborative design process that makes pedestrian-oriented development feasible.   Subjects covered here range from transportation planning to intergovernmental cooperation to something as simple as picking up litter soon after the snow melts.

If you’re aware of something a jurisdiction around the globe is doing to foster good development, please reach out to the Civility Project.

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Learn More About Charrettes

Learn More About Charrettes

The Civility Project is a community initiative that will be gathering steam in Spring 2017.  

Elsewhere in the Civility Project, we talk about barriers to pedestrian-oriented development.  Articles filed under Charrettes describe and elaborate upon the one public process that addresses these barriers and makes quality development a reality.   Charrettes are obviously a part of Planning and Design, but we wanted to call attention to charrettes separately because of their central importance to creating walkable communities.  Planning and Design addresses all those other things that a jurisdiction can do right to create highly valued places. 

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