Author: 3 levels of government | Year: initial agreement 2000, resigned 2010 | Location: Vancouver, Cananda | URL
Vancouver Agreement (2005) is a memorandum of understanding/compact that catalysed political commitment to action. It used an area-based model for collaborative intergovernmental partnership and action. It is a benchmark agreement for urban renewal.
Author: Design Singapore Initiative | Year: 2009-2015 | URL www.designsingapore.org/
Dsg-II: Strategic blueprint of the DesignSingapore Initiatives outlines governance arrangements and the strategies and projects carried out by the Design Singapore Council including their outputs and outcomes.
Author: Country Brand Delegation | Year: 2010 | URL: http://nation-branding.info/2010/12/01/finland-nation-branding-strategy-sets-a-mission-for-all-finns/
MIssion for Finland focuses on developing and strengthening Finland’s image, as a driver for developing the economy, tourism and international status of the country. Mission statements presented in the report were developed through a participatory approach with the Finnish people.
Author, Technology Horizons Program | Publisher, Institute for the Future, Palo Alto | Year, 2010 | URL http://www.iftf.org
A Planet of Civic Laboratories, the Future of Cities, Information and Inclusion is a project of the Institute for the Future (IFTF) that has identified their challenge as 'harnessing data for development and inclusion as a critical cross-sectoral urban isse for the next decade and beyond.' This brief four page document outlines 'Technologies that matter' and 'Key Tensions and Implications'. IFTF is THE place to find thoughtful research on technology and its implications for now and the future.
Author: Rob Adams | Publisher: City of Melbourne | Year: 2009 | download
The Transforming Australian Cities report makes a case for redeveloping urban corridors and activity centres to meet the challenge of sustainable population growth.
The New York City Street Design Manual by the Department of Transportation can be download or purchased from their website. The 2009 manual "builds on the experience of innovation in street design, materials and lighting that has developed around the world, emphasizing a balanced approach that gives equal weight to transportation, community and environmental goals."
Author, Richard Weller | Publisher, UWAP | Year, 2009 |
Boomtown 2050 presents a number of alternative growth scenarios for Perth that cater for expected doubling of population to over 3million people by 2050. Each of the growth scenarios can be applied within the existing landscape with different results. Boomtown 2050 highlights the issues related to the availability of land, scarcity of resources and the need for a long-term sustainable model of living.
Author: Walk21 | Year 2006 | Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
The charter was developed through a framework of Walk21 international conferences, and then built on via extensive discussions with experts throughout the world.
Authors: Department of Health, Highways Agency, South West RDA | Year 2011 | Publisher: Eastern Region Public Health Public Observatory: Location United Kingdom | download pdf
Soft measures - hard facts is a report which undertakes a critical appraisal of 16 travel change behavior measures that have been evaluated, from schemes which encourage walking and cycling, to more complex programs in workplaces and across whole towns and cities.
Author: Creative Cities International | Location: Various US cities | Year: unknown | http://www.creativecities.org
"The Vitality Index™ (VI) is a cultural impact study that models the human experience of the city at its heart. In practice, it is a ranking and assessment which applies the same level of rigor to qualitative factors as it does quantitative ones. [...] We wanted to know what residents liked and felt was “special” about their community."