Preparation

Quality Growth Toolkit

A resource to provide practical advice to local governments on quality growth tools that may be used to enhance the quality of life or to address particular growth issues.

Physical Activity Interactive Health Statistics

This CDC resource allows users to query US or state physical activity levels by demographics, gender, income and education.

Do School Facilities Really Impact A Child's Education?

This report identifies the numerous ways that school facilities can impact a child's education. The report finds that age, maintenance levels, outmoded designs and limited technology can have a negative affect on a child's education.

America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2008

The Americas Children report monitors the status of children in the United States and contains information on population and family characteristics.

The Coming Demand

This publication reveals that the market share of New Urbanist development will continue to expand quickly for the foreseeable future.

CommunityViz Software

CommunityViz Software uses a combination of scenario analysis, 3D visualization, and forecasting models to help participants choose the best approach to greenfield development.

Greenways: A Guide to Planning, Design and Development

This book is a practical guide for planning and designing greenways and trails. It is available for purchase from The Conservation Fund's website.

Index Planning Support System Software

An interactive GIS-based planning support system that uses indicators to measure existing conditions, evaluate alternative plans, and implement adopted plans.

Metropolitics: A Regional Agenda for Community and Stability

This book is about a highly detailed, experience-driven exploration of the politics of regional planning and governance in the Twin Cities, from the perspective of a practicing politician.

A Community of Men: Project Brotherhood, A Black Men's Clinic

This article describes Project Brotherhood: A Black Men's Clinic, which is run by Dr. Eric Whitaker and located in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood. The clinic helps African-American men in this south Chicago neighborhood combat heart disease (a leading killer of black men in this community), and provide them with other necessary services.
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