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Connections 2050 Municipal Implementation Toolbox

Product No.: WEB22022
Date Published: 8/2022

Geographic Area Covered: The nine-county DVRPC region, which covers the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties in New Jersey.

Abstract: The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is responsible for long-range planning at the regional scale, but implementation of the Plan—and much of our collective future—is based on how the region’s 350 municipalities use their home-rule authority to influence land use, provide public services, protect natural and historic resources, and, ultimately, create the places we call home. DVRPC has designed this Municipal Implementation Toolbox to serve as a guide for municipalities to help implement the goals of Connections 2050, the region’s Long-Range Plan. It contains resources, case studies, ordinances, and indicators for nearly 80 tools.

Key Words: Access Management, Age Friendly, Agricultural Zoning, Alternative Energy, Broadband, Universal Access, Brownfields, Buy Local, Certified Local Government (CLG), Clean Energy, Climate Action, Codes, Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs), Community Branding, communities, Community-Centered Design, Complete Streets, Comprehensive Plan, Connected & Automated Vehicle (CAV), Cooling Centers, Curbside Management, Dedicated Open Space, Development without Displacement, Downtown Management, Easement, economy, Electric Vehicles, Engagement, Environment, equity, Fee-in-Lieu, Financial Incentive Zones, Floodplain, Food System Planning, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target, GREEN BUILDING, Greenhouse Gas, Historic District, Overlay Zone, Facade Improvement, Housing, Maintenance & Rehabilitation, Human Capital Investment, Impact Fee, implementation, Inclusionary, infill, IoT, Land Acquisition, Live/Work, LOCAL FOOD, long-range plan, Minority- And Women-Owned Business, Missing Middle, MIT, Mobility as a Service (MaaS), Multimodal, Multimunicipal, Native Plant, Neighborhood Design, Official Map, Ordinance, Overlay, Parking Management, Parkland Dedication, Post-Disaster Planning, Performance Zoning, Redevelopment, regional planning, resiliency, Revitalization, Right-To-Farm, Safety, Shared Mobility, Shared Services, Shuttle, Sidewalk Standards and Management, Smart Communities, Smart Location, Stormwater Fees, Stormwater management, Stream Corridor Protection, Streamlined Permitting, Street Tree Management Plan, Suburban Retrofit, sustainability, Tactical Urbanism, Toolbox, Tourism Improvement District (TID), Transit Revitalization Investment District (TRID), Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), Travel Demand Management (TDM), Transportation, Trip Reduction, Truck Route, Underserved Communities, Universal Design & Visitability, Universal Pre-Kindergarten, Vision Zero, Walking and Biking, Wireless Communications (5G), Zoning.

Staff Contact(s)

Project Team

  • Amani Bey  Planner
  • Amy Verbofsky  Manager, Healthy and Resilient Communities
  • Andrew Svekla  Manager, Office of Smart Growth
  • Brett Fusco  Associate Director, Comprehensive Planning
  • Brian Carney  Economic and Demographic Analyst
  • Brooke Garcher  Sustainability Program Analyst
  • Cassidy Boulan, AICP  Assistant Manager, Bicycle Programs
  • Christopher J. Linn, AICP  Manager,Office of Climate and Environment
  • Derek G Lombardi, AICP  Senior Planner
  • Elizabeth V. Compitello  Manager, Sustainable Energy
  • Jaclyn Davis  Manager, Office of Long Range Planning
  • Kristen Scudder  Manager, Freight Programs
  • Logan Axelson  Manager, Multimodal Program Development
  • Miles Owen  Environmental Planner
  • Rebecca J. Maule  Senior Graphic Artist
  • Sean Greene  Manager, Office of Freight and Clean Transportation
  • Shoshana Akins  Senior Public Participation Planner
  • Spencer Gober, AICP  Associate Manager, Office of Community and Economic Development
  • Stacy R. Bartels  Manager, Office of TDM Strategy and Marketing
  • Thomas R Stead  Assistant Manager, Office of Mobility Analysis and Design
  • Tyler J Hachadorian  Front End Developer

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