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Slides presented at the 2011 Urban Systems Symposium.

Slides presented at the 2011 Urban Systems Symposium.

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  • As we all know, federal policies and investments can have a significant impact on urban form in amercian cities. This is perhaps most obviously the case in when it comes to funding new highways….
  • There are a number of more subtle ways in which federal policies can have an impact on sustainable development. For instance…
  • Motivated by a concern for the effect of federal investments and policies on local communities, HUD DOT and EPA formed the PSC in June 2009.Mission: To help American families in all communities — rural, suburban and urban — gain better access to affordable housing, more transportation options, and lower transportation costs. Its main mechanisms for doing this is coordinating investments and aligning policies in ways that support communities seeking greener and more sustainable forms of urban development
  • $409 million October 2010
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    • 1. 1
      Performance Measures for Sustainable Community Approaches
      Matthew Dalbey, US EPA Office of Sustainable Communities
    • 2. 2
      Federalpolicies And investments shape local sustainability outcomes
      Buena Park, CA
      © Ron Chapple/Corbis
      2
    • 3. 3
      Federal policies, local outcomes
      • Are HUD housing investments targeted to locations near jobs centers or well served by transit?
      • 4. Are EPA investments – water SRF, brownfields assessments/clean ups, etc… – serving existing communities or promoting new greenfield development?
    • 4
      HUD DOT EPA Partnership For Sustainable Communities (PSC)
      • Formed: June 2009
      • 5. Mission: To help American families in all communities — rural, suburban and urban — gain better access to affordable housing, more transportation options, and lower transportation costs.
      • 6. Method: Coordinate investments and align policies
    • PSC Livability Principles
      Provide more transportation choices
      Promote equitable, affordable housing
      Enhance economic competitiveness
      Support existing communities
      Coordinate and leverage federal policies and investment
      Value communities and neighborhoods
    • 7. 6
    • 8. Are outcomes consistent with the Livability Principles?
    • 9. Principle #1 –More Transportation Choices
      Develop more convenient reliable, safe and economical transportation alternatives
      Key strategies…
      Broad goals…
      Indicators of progress…
      Lower HH Transportation Costs
      Expand transit services
      Transit trips per capita
      Improve transit performance
      Improved Public Health
      % of commute trips by bicycle or foot
      Increase % of new homes built near transit
      Reduced Oil Dependence
      VMT per capita
      Increase % of new homes built near employment/activity centers
      Improved Air Quality
      Unique to this Principle
      Reduced GHG Emissions
      Shared by another principle
    • 10. PSC and Performance Measures
      Focus attention
      Promote accountability
      Promote informed decision making
      Transform discourse
      Make funding contingent upon continued progress
      Rural and urban difference
      Pilot the use of performance measures in a subset of the communities receiving assistance