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Community development broad functional topic that seeks to engage the community in solving problems to promote economic, social, environmental health. the social aspects of the community's well-being
By 2030, people over the age of 65 are expected to represent what percentage of the population? 20%
Community Development Banks operate with a focus on economic development in low to moderate income areas. These banks are certified by the US Department of Treasury.
Colonias unincorporated subdivisions with little or no infrastructure that are sold to low-income individuals. Colonias are located in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas and their residents are predominantly Hispanic
in Texas there are more than X people living in more than 2,200 colonias 400,000
Edge city relatively new concentration of business, shopping and entertainment outside a traditional urban area in what had recently been a surburb or rural community. The term was popularized in a 1991 book by Joel Garreau.
Edge City Characteristics more than five million sf of office space for 20K to 50K office workers; more than 600,000 sf of retail space, the size of a medium shopping mall; more jobs than bedrooms; perceived by the population as one place; nothing like the city 30 years earlier.
Smart Growth Principles range of housing choices; walkable neighborhoods; Encourage collaboration; strong sense of place; Make development decisions predictable, fair, and cost effective; Mix land uses; Preserve open space; many transportation choices; compact building design.
Adequate public facilities ordinance (APFO) allows local governments to deny or delay new developments if the existing government services (water and sewer, roads, schools, fire and police) cannot support it. places burden on developers to ensure adequate facilities are provided
Green infrastructure emphasizes the importance of the natural environment in providing clean water, shade, etc
Context-Sensitive Design (CSD) refers to roadway standards and development practices that are flexible and sensitive to community values
Context-Sensitive Design (CSD) Characteristics Balance safety, community, and environmental goals in projects; Involve the public and affected agencies; Use a team tailored to project needs; Apply flexibility inherent in design standards; Incorporate aesthetics as an integral part of good design.
Form-based code address the relationship between building facades and the public realm, the form and mass of buildings in relation to one another, and the scale and types of streets and blocks
New Urbanism promotes compact, walkable neighborhoods. Its principles are defined in the Charter of the New Urbanism, which was adopted by the Congress for New Urbanism. These principles apply at regional, local, and neighborhood levels
Transect term that refers to development on a rural to urban continuum. This concept is used in New Urbanist planning practices
Transit-oriented development (TOD) a mixed-use development designed to maximize access to public transportation. This type of development typically has a light rail, bus, or other types of transit station located at the center
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