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Transportation Tools to Improve Children’s Health and Mobility


Our children’s health and mobility are at risk. The number of children walking or bicycling to school is dramatically lower than forty year ago. Produced in 2001, the “Transportation Tools to Improve Children’s Health and Mobility” fact sheet (PDF, 1.1 MB) has been designed especially for transportation professionals. It contains eight pages of problem-solving methods…

October 10, 2013


Green Stormwater Infrastructure Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Atley Keller Local Government Commission 916-448-1198 ext 330 akeller@lgc.org The Local Government Commission Awarded $230,000 for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project Grant award will improve parks through the Great Urban Parks Campaign [Sacramento, CA, March 6, 2019] – The Local Government Commission (LGC) has been selected for a Great Urban Parks…

March 8, 2019


2017 Local Government Commission Annual Impact Report


The Local Government Commission (LGC) supports local policymakers through nationally recognized events, affordable technical assistance, and policy guidance on climate change, energy, water, and healthy community design

January 1, 2018


2014 Local Government Commission Annual Impact Report


The Local Government Commission supports local policymakers through nationally recognized events, affordable technical assistance and policy guidance on climate change, energy, water, and healthy community design.

February 19, 2019


2016 Local Government Commission Annual Impact Report


The Local Government Commission supports local policymakers through nationally recognized events, affordable technical assistance and policy guidance on climate change, energy, water, and healthy community design.


2015 Local Government Commission Annual Impact Report


The Local Government Commission supports local policymakers through nationally recognized events, affordable technical assistance and policy guidance on climate change, energy, water, and healthy community design.


2018 Local Government Commission Annual Impact Report


The Local Government Commission (LGC) supports local policymakers through nationally recognized events, affordable technical assistance, and policy guidance on climate change, energy, water, and healthy community design.


Executive Orders


The Executive Order establishing the world’s first Low Carbon Standard for transportation fuels signed by Governor Schwarzenegger. Executive Order S-3-05

July 8, 2013


About the Implementing AB 32 Site


About the Implementing AB 32 Site Goal: To work toward assuring that the investment of California State infrastructure dollars and grants and loans to local government are spent in a manner that is consistent with the goals of the state’s smart growth planning priorities (AB 857, 2002, chapter 1016) and greenhouse gas reduction goals (AB…

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September 24, 2013


National Lighting Product Information (NLIP)


https://www.lrc.rpi.edu/programs/nlpip/index.asp The National Lighting Product Information Program is a national program supported by government agencies and electric utilities. The goal of NLPIP is to disseminate accurate, timely, manufacturer-specific information on energy-efficient lighting products.

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September 20, 2013


Valuing Downtowns


For decades, sprawl development has contributed to problems that threaten the well-being of our population, such as declining air quality, oil dependency, climate change and skyrocketing costs of health-care.

July 16, 2013


City of Sebastopol: “Sustainable Sebastopol”


The City of Sebastopol’s Sustainable Sebastopol program has several policies and programs aimed at helping the city achieve its goal of making Sebastopol a model of sustainability. https://www.ci.sebastopol.ca.us/Our-Community/Growth-Sustainability

July 8, 2013


Why People Don’t Walk and What City Planners Can Do About It


Many elements of conventional land use planning and design throw up barriers to walking. In many cases it’s unpleasant and dangerous to try to walk from work to a restaurant, or from home to school. Not only does this force a reliance on the automobile for routine daily travel, it denies residents and workers the important health benefits of regular walking. In this fact sheet (PDF, 2 MB) photographs tell the story of common barriers to walking, and how more pedestrian-oriented design and infrastructure can remove the barriers and create more livable communities.

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September 23, 2013


Why Build Near Transit?


By Paul Zykofsky, AICP Director, Center for Livable Communities Published: Transit California; December 1998/January 1999 Transit stops are not just places for riders to get on and off the bus or train. In recent years communities all across the nation have begun to recognize that transit, and the areas around transit stops, can play a…

July 16, 2013


US DOT Policy Supports Bicycling and Walking


Bicycle and pedestrian ways shall be established in new construction and reconstruction projects in all urbanized areas, with few exceptions. –US Department of Transportation policy statement, March 2000 In a landmark new policy statement, the nation’s premier transportation policy and funding agency recognized that it is no longer acceptable to design transportation infrastructure solely for…

October 10, 2013


The Economic Benefits of Walkable Communities


This fact sheet profiles examples of walkable communities designed to lead to a good climate for the businesses of the New Economy.

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Shaping the Tools of Re-Invention


Good Citizens, Better Communities By Dave Davis, President, Initiatives A community’s civic infrastructure is just as important as its physical infrastructure. How we involve the men and women, seniors and children, businesses and neighborhoods, in our communities must play a crucial role in how we build our buildings.

July 16, 2013


Neighborhood-Scale Planning Tools to Create Active, Livable Communities


Sprawling urban development and auto-dominated streets make it nearly impossible for people to integrate walking or bicycling into their daily routines. As national physical activity levels decrease and obesity rates increase, local leaders are looking for ways to incorporate smart growth or livable communities principles into their general plans so people can safely and conveniently…

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September 23, 2013


Livable Communities and Urban Forests


The trees in our parks, yards, public spaces and streetscapes — our “urban forests” — play a vital role in the health and economic vitality of our communities. Trees affect the quality of the air and water where we live, the cost of heating and cooling our homes and businesses, property values, and ultimately, the…

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October 11, 2013


Land Use Planning for Safe Crime-Free Neighborhoods


The design of our neighborhoods, streets, housing developments and parks can dramatically influence the way citizens feel about them and interact in them.

October 10, 2013


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