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SSC2011_Mariia Zimmerman PPT

  1. 1. Foundations of Compact and Sustainable Development<br />Solutions for Sustainable Communities<br />2011 NHC Learning Conference<br />
  2. 2. Presenters <br />Mariia Zimmerman, US Dept of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities<br />David Dixon, Goody Clancy Associates, Planning and Urban Design division<br />Rollin Stanley, Montgomery County, MD, Office of Planning<br />
  3. 3. “For HUD, sustainability means tying the quality and location of housing to broader opportunities, like access to good jobs, quality schools, and safe streets. It means helping communities that face common problems start sharing solutions. It means being a partner to sustainable development, not a barrier.”<br /> ~ HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan<br />
  4. 4. 6 Livability Principles<br />
  5. 5. When Thinking about Design and Development, Remember… <br />No one size fits all … consider community character, goals, and assets<br />Envisioning Density Helps<br />Continuous public engagement from plan to implementation<br />Test with Market-based realities<br />Design matters! <br />
  6. 6. Common Community Concerns: <br />Urbanization <br />Traffic and crime<br />Unplanned growth and its consequences<br />Changing demographics<br />For most of us, Change IS Frightening.<br />Don’t lose that which makes your community special, unique, and valued by current residents. <br />
  7. 7. Engage residents, employers, local businesses, property owners, elderly, youth …<br /> Identify what people value now<br />Plan for tomorrow<br /> Recognize the market<br />Identify co-benefits and ways to be achieved <br />Utilize data and visioning tools<br />Public Engagement<br />
  8. 8. Land Use Decisions Occur Primarily at the Local Level<br /><ul><li>Plan for densities that support the desired mix of jobs, housing, and civic uses
  9. 9. Place higher density nodes around transit areas as they provide existing infrastructure and opportunities for investment</li></ul>Arlington Virginia’s Orange Line Corridor, <br />Photo source: www.sierraclub.org<br />
  10. 10. More choices in restaurants, shops, housing; <br />More activity – on the streets and sidewalks; and on transit<br />Community Benefits that pencil out: affordable housing, parks, art, jobs<br />Agglomeration benefits for employers and urban markets?<br />What goals is your community trying to achieve?<br />
  11. 11. <ul><li>Common Measures of Density
  12. 12. FAR
  13. 13. Dwelling Units/Acre
  14. 14. Net vs. Gross Density
  15. 15. Height vs. Density
  16. 16. Housing Types and Scales</li></li></ul><li>E<br />Different visions of Compact Development<br />
  17. 17. No one size fits all: housing<br /> Single-family 1-12 du/acre<br /> Rowhomes 8-30 du/acre<br />4.7 du/a<br />21.8 du/a<br /> Low- to mid-rise 20-100 du/acre<br /> High-rise 80+ du/acre<br />52.9 du/a<br />89.9 du/a<br />Source: www.lincolninst.edu<br />
  18. 18. No one size fits all: transit<br />Source: Center for Transit Oriented Development<br />
  19. 19. When Thinking about Design and Development, Remember… <br />No one size fits all … consider community character, goals, and assets<br />Envisioning Density Helps<br />Continuous public engagement from plan to implementation<br />Test with Market-based realities<br />Design matters! <br />
  20. 20. Federal Support for Local Planning Initiatives<br />HUD’s Community Challenge and Regional Planning Grant Programs www.hud.gov/sustainability<br />DOT’s transportation planning programs for state DOT’s and MPOs www.planning.dot.gov<br />EPA’s smart growth technical assistance programs www.epa.gov/smartgrowth<br />Partnership for Sustainable Communities<br />www.sustainablecommunities.gov<br />

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