Virtual CAP provides an in-depth look at innovative programs and projects developed by Community Action Agencies around the United States. Programs can be researched by state, category or keyword. Each contains a summary description, as well as useful links to download materials and to related websites.
A master plan for Allentown, PA, adopted by the Allentown City Council on January 21, 2009. The plan addresses economic, environmental, and demographic changes and seeks to capitalize on resources like extensive green space, new business opportunities, and a burgeoning arts community.
James C. Kielsmeier & Jim Scheibel, Education Week online (September 5, 2008).
Colette Daiute, Education Week online (October 2, 1991).
Jane Ching Fung, Education Week Teacher online (August 25, 2010).
Deborah Cohen, Education Week Teacher online (April 1, 1994).
Kenneth R. Ginsburg, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006.
Metlife Issue Brief No. 46, January 2011.
Erik W. Robelen, Education Week Vol. 30, Issue 08 (October 15, 2010) 1, 11.
Bruce D. Taylor, Education Week Vol. 30, Issue 19 (February 1, 2011) 22, 26.
David Hill, Education Week Teacher Vol. 10, Issue 8 (May 1, 1999), 34-40.
"Sustainability Toolkit: Social Models" focuses on social sustainability, which involves the development of resilient communities that meet residents' health and social needs over the long-term. In a socially-sustainable community, residents are empowered; have equal access to green, healthy spaces; can choose among multiple transportation options; and enjoy a high quality of life. At all scales, public participation is crucial for ensuring planners and designers keep existing communities in mind and create social value for all citizens.
This ASLA resource collection argues that communities are more livable when they respect ecological and cultural systems, promote economic development, strive for social equity, and provide places for positive social interaction. While planning for growth and change, all communities should aim to be more sustainable and resource-efficient, and provide more options for housing, employment, and recreation.
The City of Harrisburg, PA, Department of Parks, Recreation & Enrichment.
Partnering with public and private organizations, federal, state and municipal agencies, business improvement districts, neighborhood associations and other civic groups, PPS improves communities by fostering successful public spaces.
A searchable list, grouped by ZIP code, of Philadelphia's 12,000 publicly owned vacant lots.