Community Planning

Healthy Planning Guide, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative and Public Health Law and Policy

Healthy Planning Policies: A Compendium from California General Plans, Public Health Law and Policy Center
Excerpts language from general plans that have gone a step beyond the traditional to build healthier communities.

Toolkit: How to Create and Implement Healthy General Plans, Public Health Law and Policy Center 
The toolkit details a wide range of strategies, from building relationships and assessing existing conditions to creating and implementing policy language. Model health language for plans is included.

Getting to Smart Growth: 100 Policies for Implementation, Smart Growth Network and International City/County Management Association
A road map for states and communities that have recognized the need for smart growth, but are unclear on how to achieve it. Provides 100 policy ideas, along with additional resources and brief case studies of communities that have applied these approaches to achieve better development.

Getting to Smart Growth II: 100 More Policies for Implementation,  Smart Growth Network and International City/County Management Association

Essential Smart Growth Fixes for Urban and Suburban Zoning Codes, EPA Sustainable Communities program
Offers 11 essential fixes to help local governments amend their codes and ordinances to promote more sustainable development.

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