Happy Wednesday! We’re trying out a new effort here on the Delaware Complete Communities Planning toolbox. Check in every two week for a round-up of new content added the toolbox, or discovered out in the interwebs, collected here just for you.
New this week
Tactical Urbanism is a strategy that uses quick, cheap projects to make a small part of the city more livable. This video highlights the benefits of this technique.
Are you ready for automated vehicles in Delaware? This video considers the impacts of autonomous and connected vehicles (CAVs) on issues such as roadway safety, traffic congestion, and the economy.
From the archives
Dust off our Winter Maintenance guide to review how Delaware local governments can clarify and better coordinate responsibilities for winter maintenance of pedestrian facilities.
Spotlight on Delaware
Photo credit: Gov. John Carney’s Twitter
Gov. John Carney delivered his State of the State Address to a Joint Session of the General Assembly last week. Did you miss it? Watch it now.
Savannah Edwards and Marcia Scott present at the Transportation Research Board
IPA Policy Scientist Marcia Scott and Public Administration fellow Savannah Edwards (MPA ’17) presented a poster at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) in Washington, D.C. on January 9 and 10, 2017. TRB Session 697, “Current Issues in Transportation Public Involvement.” The poster, entitled “GIS Story Maps Empower and Engage Stakeholders in Planning for Complete Communities in Delaware,” was among the 25 selected for presentation by the TRB Committee on Public Involvement. The poster graphically displays how GIS Story Maps can engage planning stakeholders via both conventional, in-person methods (e.g., public meetings and workshops), and newer, high-tech strategies (e.g., accessing Apps from computers and mobile devices).
IPA has developed a series of GIS Story Maps to illustrate Delaware’s complete communities planning framework that is designed to build capacity of local governments to create “attractive, inclusive, efficient, healthy & resilient places.” Each Story Map conveys one of the five elements of a complete community. IPA’s poster is on display on the first floor or University of Delaware’s Graham Hall. IPA’s GIS Story Map Gallery can be viewed online at http://arcg.is/25DcjGV.
IPA hosted a series of workshops in spring 2013 on “State and Local Government Regulatory Barriers to Complete Communities in Delaware.” The purpose of these workshops was to gain input on what are perceived to be top regulatory obstacles to creating more complete communities in Delaware and potential solutions on how to address those barriers. Stakeholder groups representing a wide range of Delaware interests were included.
The workshop summary includes an overview of our workshop outreach and a discussion of key recommendations coming out of the workshops. We appreciate the involvement from private sector and public sector leaders across Delaware in this workshop series and plan to use workshop takeaways from this spring series to inform future research and outreach.
Delaware Center for Transportation’s Summer/Fall 2013 TranSearch newsletter includes an article on IPA’s series of spring 2013 workshops on “State and Local Government Regulatory Barriers to Complete Communities.”