TOD Literature: Health & Environment

Brownfields Resources

Brownfields Resources

Report links: Getting Started with Brownfields, State and Local Non-Cash Tools and Strategies, and Local Brownfield Financing Tools.

Charles Bartsch and Barbara Wells recently offered several articles outlining ways to reclaim underutilized and contaminated properties. ...
Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities: An IFC Analysis

Climate Investment Opportunities in Cities: An IFC Analysis

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In late 2018, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) published the fourth report in its series on climate investment opportunities in developing regions across the globe. This year’s report addresses the opportunities available in urban markets, home to half the world’s population and producers of 70% of global carbon emissions. ...
Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities

Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities

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This guide is an excellent resource for anyone interested in introducing charrettes, or design workshops, into the community planning process. ...
Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change

Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change

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The Urban Land Institute has issued this report to address growth and developmental strategies designed to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. ...
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for Planners: What Tools are Useful?

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for Planners: What Tools are Useful?

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This article discusses the history, current practices, and role of Health Impact Assessments in planning. ...
Moving Cooler: An Analysis of Transportation Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Moving Cooler: An Analysis of Transportation Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Moving Cooler asserts that the US must encourage compact development, reduce driving and expand mass transit use in order to reduce GHG emissions. ...
Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty

Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty

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Post Carbon Cities provides a sobering view of the realities faced by local governments with fading energy supply and global climate change. ...
Transportation and Health: Policy Interventions for Safer, Healthier People and Communities

Transportation and Health: Policy Interventions for Safer, Healthier People and Communities

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Communities looking to promote health and safety through land use and transportation policies can turn to this report. ...