Living Wage Provisions - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Ordinances that ensure the employees of public contractors, private contractors receiving public sector funding, and public employees are paid wages at pace with regional cost of living measures. (2004)

Local Hiring - Equitable Development Toolkit

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An array of strategies that connect economically marginalized communities to regional job opportunities. (2004)

Minority Contracting - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Ensures that healthy local businesses owned by people of color are a basic component of strong, sustainable communities. (2004)

Real Estate Transfer Taxes - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Techniques through which tax regulations can limit two destabilizing practices in low- and moderate-income communities: delinquency and speculation. (2004)

Rent Control - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Protections to slow the pace of rapidly escalating rental prices. (2004)

Commercial Stabilization - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Effective techniques employed by community-based organizations to preserve cultural organizations and longstanding commercial enterprises that define the historic character of communities. (2004)

Resident-Owned CDFIs - Equitable Development Toolkit

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Resident-owned community financial institutions build assets for low-income residents and provide them with a stronger voice in neighborhood development and revitalization. (2004)

Dealing with Neighborhood Change: A Primer on Gentrification and Policy Choices

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Serves as a primer on how to view the complex issue of gentrification,  and suggests policies and strategies that can be pursued to advance equitable development by optimizing the benefits of neighborhood change while minimizing or eliminating the downsides of such change.

Leadership for Policy Change

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Describes the barriers to participation of leaders of color in local and national public policy development and the strategies that can be used to remove the barriers so that leaders can use their expertise and experience to benefit low-income communities of color and the nation as a whole.

Investing in a Sustainable Future: An Analysis of ACA 14 and SCA 11

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Addresses California’s growth, looks at how local communities are struggling to address unmet community infrastructure needs that impact quality of life, analyzes the infrastructure shortfall, and makes the case for two constitutional amendments that were under consideration in the California state legislature in 2003.

Promise and Challenge: Achieving Regional Equity in Greater Boston

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Ties the principles of equitable development to smart growth, prioritizes policy opportunities in Greater Boston, and includes strategies to improve current policies and advocate for new directions, such as the application of equity criteria to all publicly subsidized development.

Reducing Health Disparities Through a Focus on Communities

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Frames the issue of health disparities and communities in a comprehensive, integrated manner and suggests what new strategies, approaches, and policies may be needed.

Regional Development and Physical Activity: Issues and Strategies for Promoting Health Equity

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Explores the connection between development patterns, physical activity, and poor health and examines how neighborhoods that have become racially segregated and economically isolated as a result of sprawling development patterns offer few opportunities to be physically active.

Building A Healthier Sacramento Region: An Analysis of AB 680

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Synthesizes existing research on land use and regional development and provides an analysis of the potential benefits of a California Assembly Bill that would have addressed inequitable sales tax distribution, rewarded smart growth projects, and encouraged development that fosters regional cooperation and meets smart growth principles.

Bridging the Organizational Divide: Toward a Comprehensive Approach to the Digital Divide

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Explores the  intersection between the community building and community technology movements and efforts to push it forward to new places with greater synergy and policy impact.

Achieving Equity through Smart Growth: Perspectives from Philanthropy

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Reflects the learning of foundation leaders who have supported the innovators of regional equity work and crafted new institutional mechanisms to advance comprehensive equity strategies, and provides a blueprint for assessing practices in the field and ensuring that current residents benefit by new investments in the region.

Communities Gaining Access to Capital: Social Equity Criteria and Implementation Recommendations for the Community Capital Investment Initiative (CCII)

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A report by PolicyLink and Urban Habitat, that examines social equity guidelines for Community Capital Investment Initiative (CCII) projects. These guidelines are a tool for community-based organizations to take control of the CCII development process in their communities. CCII is attracting investment capital for keystone community development projects which have been identified and developed by community-based organizations in low-income neighborhoods, in partnership with business, environmental and government leaders.

Community-based Initiatives Promoting Regional Equity: Profiles of Innovative Programs from Across the Country

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Documents promising practices of community-based regionalism (CBR) throughout the country to constitute the beginning of an inventory of innovative strategies, employed by communities, to address the economic and social inequities experienced by urban and minority residents in metropolitan regions.

Perspectives on Regionalism: Opportunities for Community-based Organizations to Advance Equity

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Captures an initial understanding of the national debate on regionalism and strategies as a way to begin development of a policy agenda that has equity at its core.

Organized for Change: The Activist's Guide to Police Reform

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Contains strategies to help advocates move their police departments closer to a vision of community-centered policing.

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