Cooperative Purchasing and Shared Services: Information to Guide Local & Regional Interest and Implementation (October 2012). Responding to increasing member requests and activities in the areas of cooperative purchasing and shared services in addition to reductions in federal, state and local government funding, NARC compiled the following information highlighting the benefits and successful examples of, as well as steps to achieve these programs through regional planning organizations. Please use this information to educate local elected and appointed Board members, staff, stakeholders and citizens. Click HERE to access the PowerPoint created by NARC.
Understanding Sequestration and Its Impact on Local Governments and Implementation (October 2012). Since 2011, NARC has been providing detailed, user-friendly information on the national debt, budget cuts and related issues. To continue this effort, we welcome you to use this federal budget sequestration PowerPoint to educate local elected and appointed Board members, staff, stakeholders and citizens involved in the regional planning process on what sequestration is, what its predicted effects are and what is happening in DC. Stay tuned as NARC will continue to push additional information on this topic. Please click HERE to access the PowerPoint created by NARC.
Profiles in Regional Solar Planning: A Handbook and Resource Guide (September 2012). The Guide is intended to provide guidance specifically to regional planning organizations on the unique roles they can play to move solar energy deployment forward in their regions. By focusing on case studies and regionally-specific tools, the Guide seeks to be a practical and applicable resource for taking full advantage of the opportunities in regional solar energy deployment. The Guide was prepared by NARC, as a part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership (SolarOPs), working to increase the use and integration of solar energy technologies in regions and communities across the country. To download the Guide, click HERE.
Integrating Air Quality and Transportation Planning: A Resource Compendium (September 2009). As part of a cooperative agreement, NARC, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducted a series of workshops to tackle the most pressing challenges in balancing healthy air and transportation investments. NARC has compiled the contents of fourteen workshops held between 2001 and 2009 into one document that will prove to be useful to regional councils and metropolitan planning organizations nationwide. Click HERE to access the Compendium or visit NARC’s Integrating Air Quality & Transportation Planning Workshops page to access presentations and other workshop materials.
Streamlining Cross-Linking Transportation and Evacuation Planning: A Resource Guide for Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Regional Councils (September 2009). Through a year-long agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration Office of Planning, NARC developed a project to address streamlining cross-linking and coordination of evacuation planning efforts by regional councils and metropolitan planning organizations in instances of manmade or natural disasters. NARC and its Advisory Council held two workshops and developed this resource guide. Click HERE to access the Resource Guide or visit NARC’s Transportation and Evacuation Planning Workshops page to access workshop presentations and summaries.
Building Planning Capacity between Public and Private Sector Partners in the Freight Industry: A Resource Manual for Public and Private Freight Planning Interests (September 2009). Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, NARC and its Technical Advisory Group held a series of peer to peer exchanges and webinars for public and private stakeholders in the freight industry. NARC then developed a Resource Manual to create more effective and efficient regional level freight-specific infrastructure planning. Click HERE to access the Resource Manual or visit NARC’s Chicago Peer to Peer, Tacoma Peer to Peer and 2009 Freight Summit pages for summaries and presentations from each event.
A Workshop on Integrating Land Use and Transportation Planning: An Examination of Best Practices (September 2008). NARC, with assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and Resource Systems Group, held a two-day workshop on Integrating Land Use and Transportation planning hosted by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) on September 11-12, 2008. The workshop was geared toward developing the capacity of high level community and transportation planning officials to integrate current and future trends in land use into their transportation plans, thereby giving their regions more options and opportunity. Click HERE to access the Examination of Best Practices or visit NARC’s Integrating Land Use and Transportation Planning Workshop page to access presentations and other workshop materials.