Neighborhood-scale planning can be a powerful agent of change. A good neighborhood is a place where people can easily and safely meet their daily needs; find green and open spaces for recreation; and access high-quality schools and childcare facilities, as well as affordable and sustainable transportation and housing. Neighborhoods can pursue integrated urban planning at a smaller, less complex scale than cities – these flexible and people-centered approaches encourage designers, citizens and local authorities to collaborate to create vibrant, inclusive and attractive communities.
Green and Thriving Neighborhoods
Principles for Locally Led Adaptation Action
These eight principles are designed to enable local stakeholders to strengthen and advance climate adaptation actions.
Integrated Guidelines for Sustainable Neighbourhood Design
This online resource provides a roadmap for city leaders to respond to urban growth by planning at the neighborhood level.
Pedestrians first: Tools for a Walkable City
This toolkit explains walkability assessment, design and policy recommendations at three scales: citywide, neighborhood and street-level.