Creating an official complete streets policy is a key step to ensuring that investments in transportation infrastructure generate the greatest public benefit. Produced by the Minnesota Complete Streets Coalition, this toolkit helps communities create policies that result in streets designed for pedestrians, bicycles, and public transit, as well as cars and trucks.
Build on Your Community's Unique Strengths
An interactive tool produced by the Welcoming Economies (WE) Global Initiative and Fiscal Policy Institute explores the unrealized potential for increased immigrant home ownership in 23 legacy cities.
A walkable neighborhood contributes to safe and pleasant pedestrian experiences. Produced by the Partnership for Walkable America, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, and the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Walkability Checklist helps users evaluate the walkability of their neighborhoods.
Produced by the Welcoming Economies (WE) Global Network and tailored to conditions in legacy cities, this online toolkit includes sample policies, strategies, and programs to unlock the potential of and opportunities for refugees, immigrants, and American-born community members.
Establishing and maintaining affordable manufacturing space for growing small business in one of Pittsburgh’s most distressed communities
Measuring racial disparities across 72 indicators to inform data-driven policy making in the City of St. Louis
Promoting economic and urban development in neighborhood business districts through comprehensive corridor planning, incentive programs, and public management reforms
A program that offers paid summer employment and training in environmental conservation to local young residents—primarily low-income youth of color
A technical assistance and low-interest financing program that helps homeowners improve and maintain the physical and economic value of older homes
Connecting immigrant entrepreneurs to opportunities for business grants and incentives through inclusive community outreach
Developing early-stage small businesses and nonprofits with entrepreneurs who strengthen and diversify the city’s economy.
Promotional and branding program to strengthen the housing market in the Triangle neighborhood of North Winton Village, a target middle neighborhood in Rochester
Pairing basic landscaping and site improvements with maintenance services for the creation of public open spaces on otherwise vacant lots
Supporting emerging food service businesses with yearlong business support services and a prominent downtown food service storefront
Supporting long-term residency by providing free architectural designs for owner-occupants seeking to add a half-bathroom to the ground floor of single-bathroom homes