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Strategies for Small Businesses Impacted by New Transit Investments

Across the country, new light rail and bus rapid transit (BRT) projects are creating faster and more affordable transportation options for low-income residents and people of color. In several cities, these projects are also expanding opportunities for small, local, minority-, women-, and immigrant-owned businesses to reach new customers and benefit from the streetscape and other new...

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Growing Urban Agriculture: Equitable Strategies and Policies for Improving Access to Healthy Food and Revitalizing Communities (Full Report)

A vibrant movement is changing the landscape, economic outlook, and vitality of cities across the country. The recent recession affected many low income communities -- taking with it manufacturing centers, jobs, and people while leaving behind abandoned homes and vacant lots. Now a new crop of urban farmers, along with activists, and community organizations are turning that land into...

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Fostering Equitable Foreclosure Recovery

Informs policy discussions about foreclosure recovery, describes the federal program created to help communities recover, shares case studies of efforts in three regions in the Northwest, and suggests policy recommendations for ensuring equitable recovery and building a more just system of housing finance for future generations.

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PolicyLink 2012 Budget Analysis

Analyzes the February 14 release by President Obama of his proposed FY2012 budget, which supports innovation, transportation, clean energy infrastructure, education, and much more; the budget sets out a policy framework for a stronger America.

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Categories: Equitable Economy

PolicyLink 2013 Budget Analysis

Analyzes President Obama's vision for the future, as outlined in his 2012 State of the Union Address and his proposed budget for FY 2013, as it promotes economic and social equity through programs and policies that will level the playing field, invest in America's neighborhoods, and give all people a fair chance to succeed.

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Categories: Equitable Economy

America's Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model

Puts forward a new vision of America’s future: lifts up the challenges that the nation must address to succeed and highlights continued racial gaps and disparities, reviews current and future demographic shifts, and suggests initial steps toward building an equity-driven growth model based on the innovative work being done in communities across the country.

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Categories: Infrastructure

Community Campaigns for Infrastructure Equity: A Review of Four Case Studies

This report, prepared for the Commission on San Diego Regional Infrastructure & Equity, presents case studies of community campaigns for infrastructure equity from Phoenix, AZ; Kansas City, MO; Washington, DC; San Joaquin Valley, CA; and San Antonio, TX. Though each case study describes dramatically different approach to infrastructure equity, four main ingredients for campaign success...

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The 2011 Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Equity Guide

The PolicyLink Equity Guide to Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grants is designed to help applicants structure equity focused activities into their grant applications. This guide—an update of the inaugural guide released in Summer 2010 in preparation for the first round of grants—provides information on how regions can incorporate social equity into their applications for the second...

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