Healthy Communities: Case Studies
2019    Case Study

Portland has a reputation as being one of the best cities for biking in the country. But while investments over the past several decades have been focused on downtown and affluent close-in neighborhoods, low-income communities and communities of color in the greater Portland region have been historically marginalized and underinvested in.

2018    Case Study

In this case study, we explore how economic growth and poor land use planning are contributing to the decline in community health for the Inland Valley, especially for low-income people and communities of color in the region.

2017    Case Study

These new resources tell the stories of state- and local-level campaign wins for active transportation funding, Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, shared use, and environmental justice policies. 

2014    Report, Case Study

This report provides guidance in working with MPOs and highlights lessons learned in the regions where the Safe Routes Partnership has concentrated efforts through the four-year implementation of the regional network project, which dedicates staff to effect change at the regional level. 

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2010    Report, Case Study

This report describes the strategies, partners, successes and lessons learned from the Safe Routes to School state network project in 20 states during 2010.

Report, Case Study

This resource reviews public policies that affect neighborhoods around schools and the ability of communities to preserve landmark schools for educational use.

Report, Case Study

This document describes strategies used to implement collaborative and comprehensive education reform at all levels.

Report, Model Policy, Case Study

This report documents the growth of Complete Streets policy adoption and provides a standard analysis of the content of more than 200 written policies adopted before January 1, 2011, highlighting policies that come closest to incorporating ten key policy elements. 

Report, Case Study

Complete Streets: Best Policy and Implementation Practices is the result of a collaborative partnership among the American Planning Association (APA), the National Complete Streets Coalition (NCSC), and the National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN).

Report, Case Study

In this monograph, the Prevention Institute has profiled eleven projects in predominantlylow-income communities where local residents mobilized public and private resources to makechanges in their physical environments to improve the health and quality of life for their citizens.