Guides

Guide
Smart Transportation Guidebook
NJDOT and PADOT

Planning and Designing Streets that Support Sustainable and Livable Communities.

Guide
Complete Streets Basic Resources
Smart Growth America

Essential resources to understand and get updates about Smart Growth America's 'Complete Street' design framework.

Guide
Preservation Briefs
National Park Service

Guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings - especially useful to Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program applicants because they recommend methods and approaches for rehabilitating historic buildings that are consistent with their historic character.

Guide, Case Study, Report
What is Transformative Placemaking?
Brookings

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
Resource Guide for Rural Planning and Design
Citizen's Institute on Rural Design

This is a list of affiliated organizations and entities the APA works closely with.

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

Descriptions and examples from the implementation of Complete Streets policies.

Guide
A Guide to Revitalizing Pennsylvania's Small Downtowns
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania

This guide provides a variety of low cost tools and strategies for small communities to remake their downtown into the hub of activity they once were.

Guide
Developing a Downtown Marketing Strategy
YFactor

Recommendations for creating a multi-year strategy, stakeholder engagement, and vision development

Guide
Enabling Better Places
Congress for New Urbanism

A users' guide to zoning reform.

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

A resource library curated by CIRD.

Guide
What is Placemaking?
Project for Public Spaces

Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community.

Guide, Legislation
Technical Assistance Library
National Alliance of Preservation Commissions

Articles, research studies, and technical bulletins on a variety of topics to help preservation commissions operate more effectively and proactively.

Guide
Best Practices for Your Organization’s Website
Main Street America

How to develop your digital storefront.

Guide
Economic Revitalization of Small Town Downtowns: Financial Tools
EcDevJournal

An installment in an article series to address the concern of not being able to find funding.

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

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

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