Transportation, Climate Change, and Land Use

Special Report
14 Pages
2016
This compendium of best practices, prepared by MZ Strategies, LLC, offers sample tools for funders to help ensure that low-income households and communities of color benefit from efforts in their communities to address climate change, expand mobility, and create more inclusive development policies and investments.
Special Report
28 Pages
2012
In 2012, the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN) commissioned Reconnecting America to conduct a national scan of transit-oriented development (TOD) activities across the United States. The goal of this scan was to assess the level of activity and momentum around TOD across the country. Of special interest was the role that funders are playing to influence TOD outcomes that are benefitting low- and moderate-income people--what we call equitable TOD--and drawing lessons from their experiences.
Examples From The Field
12 Pages
2011
This paper outlines the experiences of three places – the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and Baltimore – where funders have joined forces to attract and guide transit investments in equitable ways.
Examples From The Field|Special Report
24 Pages
2009
Catherine Porter, in this guide for place-based foundations interested in engaging in climate change, offers strategies for understanding the current situation and opportunities for action. She features a number of voices from funders already working in this area.
Examples From The Field
2 Pages
2007
The Fairfield County Community Foundation has become a strong leader and role model—breaking down silos among housing, workforce development, and transportation.

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Special Report
21 Pages
2015
This paper examines the history and context of equitable transportation and the philanthropic efforts under way in four regions where funders are aligning with advocates and government agencies to shape once-in-a-lifetime infrastructure investments so they benefit low-income people and communities of color.
Translation Paper
16 Pages
2011
Cities coping with vacant land, food insecurity, and poor food access are increasingly turning to urban agriculture to overcome these and other problems. Authored by Kimberley Hodgson, this paper guides funders from urban agriculture's beginnings to entry points for funding. The paper also highlights examples of places where funder investment has made a difference.
Translation Paper
16 Pages
2011
This paper, written by Ruth Goldman, addresses the impact of poor development decisions and storm water run-off on the nation’s water supplies and water quality and offers suggestions for more sustainable water management approaches.
Examples From The Field|Special Report
75 Pages
2009
Consultant Noreen Beatley explains why enactment of green building and energy policies now is essential to community sustainability. She describes a series of green building policies currently employed across the country, providing an overview of where some green policies have been enacted and the steps jurisdictions have taken to enact them.
Special Report
27 Pages
2007
A team from the Center for Neighborhood Technology describes the relationship between the housing market and markets for energy and transportation and how these markets affect households and the environment. The paper offers funders a perspective on the relationship between housing issues (affordable housing, specifically), transportation and energy use, and environmental impacts and highlights best practices for consideration.