New Website Provides Housing Resources to Local Governments

New Website Provides Housing Resources to Local Governments

Housing supply and affordability constitute ongoing challenges for communities of every size, and crafting an adaptable, comprehensive, and balanced housing strategy can be a daunting task. LocalHousingSolutions.org provides resources to help cities, towns, and counties develop comprehensive and balanced local housing strategies that enhance affordability, protect low-income residents from displacement, and foster inclusive neighborhoods.

Seattle’s investment in Mass Transit begins to pay off

Seattle’s investment in Mass Transit begins to pay off

Politico Magazine recently featured a report on Seattle and the investment the state, city and region around Washington state’s largest city has made in mass transit alternatives. As the article notes, Seattle hasn’t banished cars, nor is it seeking to do so. Instead, it is seeking to create a balanced, multimodal system that can accommodate all forms of transportation. The transitions happening in Seattle can serve as an example for cities across Ohio.

Density, Income, and Vehicle Ownership drive High Carbon Emissions

A 2013 paper presents a visually striking comparison of the impacts of transportation, land use, and energy choices on carbon emissions. Findings from this study affect city strategies for climate action plans, and present an opportunity to tailor community-specific solutions by keeping smart growth tenets in mind.