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Case Studies

Guide, Case Study
Complete Streets Best Policy and Implementation Practices
American Planning Association

Descriptions and examples from the implementation of Complete Streets policies.

Toolkit, Case Study
Streets & Transportation
Project for Public Spaces

Streets designed only to move cars can work so much harder.

Case Study
Best Complete Streets Policies of 2018
Smart Growth America

Assessment of the top 10 Complete Streets policies, using Smart Growth's improved framework that elevates equity and implementation.

Guide, Case Study, Report
What is Transformative Placemaking?

The Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking documents and develops new approaches to creating economic districts within cities, towns, and regions that meet the evolving place needs of people and businesses.

Guide, Toolkit, Report, Case Study
Smarth Growth Resource Library
Smart Growth America

Resources available from Smart Growth America with newsletter sign-up.

Case Study
Project Database
Congress for New Urbanism

Library of previous CNU projects, from regional-scale visions to single-building historic renovations.

Case Study
Rural Placemaking: Making the Use of Creativity in Rural Communities
Housing Assistance Council

Highlights creative placemaking initiatives across rural America including economic development in the Mississippi Delta, housing developer collaboration with arts groups and artists, and a tribal development project.

Case Study
Wynnefield, PA Retail Development Strategy
Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation

Strategies used to support businesses in Wynnefield’s primary commercial districts, as part the Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation development initiatives.

Case Study
Urban Land Case Studies
Urban Land Institute

Examples from the ULI, an international network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use developers, providing leadership and education about responsible land use, including housing and urban planning.

Case Study, Report
Great Public Spaces
Project for Public Spaces

Examples from around the world.

Case Study
Wilkinsburg Downtown Preservation
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

Story of how the PHLF engaged with Wilkinsburg in their preservation activities.

Case Study, Report
Innovation Districts

Innovation districts facilitate the creation and commercialization of new ideas, and leverage their distinct attributes.

Guide, Toolkit, Report, Case Study
Rural Design Resources
Citizen's Institute on Rural Design

A resource library curated by CIRD.

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