There is a tremendous amount of information and resources connected to this regional planning effort. We do our best to house all of these resources on appropriate places throughout the website. Additionally, we will use this library as a catalog of all resources we mention in the updates, newsletters and in other places on the site. If you cannot find a document you had seen before or do not know where to find it, check the Resource pages or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Louis Regional Sustainable Communities newsletter is published every two weeks. Each newsletter provides information and dates of upcoming committee meetings, committee updates, a spotlight on Consortium partner projects and information on additional upcoming events.
“Building a sustainable region, a community at a time” - St. Louis Beacon, online newsletter, posted Sunday, 01/08.12, explains East-West Gateway’s sustainability project and the communities and impact on the region
“Urban Nation” - In Issue 29 of Next American City magazine, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan discusses the new approach of the Obama administration and HUD to urban planning “to streamline the agencies, and use local innovation to implement policies with a sense of place.”
- Regional Plan for Sustainable Development Housing Assessment - combines the views of residents, local government officials, and housing experts with an immense amount of data to document housing challenges and priorities in the St. Louis region. It will be referenced to create a factually accurate and data-driven Housing Plan that will be incorporated into the RPSD.
- CPA Summary Sheets & Location Maps
- Year 1 Evaluation Report - July 13, 2012 - the first of three annual progress reports written by the Applied Research Collaborative
- CPA Short Survey Final Report - Revised - May 31, 2012 - summarizes the results of an online survey administered in early 2012
- RPSD Brochure - January 2012 - displays a timeline and explains the project
- Facilitator Handbook - January 2012 - a reference guide to effective engagement, strategies and techniques for creating productive environments for dialogue and problem solving, and specific tips for managing different type of meetings and personalities.
- Public Engagement Plan - January 2012 - describes how the Work Plan partners will develop the RPSD and ensure that a broad and diverse cross section of the region is a part of its development.
- Region-wide Baseline Telephone Survey Final Report - December 2011 - highlights a November 2011 phone survey, how it was conducted and the results.
- Summary Report of Steering Committee Meetings 2 and 3 - August 2011 - presents results of an online survey about livability principles and the results of a series of meetings conducted by Vector Communications to encourage relationship building among Steering Committee members
Best Practices Toolkit Information
The following information is posted here for RPSD committee members to access as they develop content for the Best Practices Toolkit. The Best Practices Toolkit is being developed as part of the regional plan, and it is a voluntary resource to local governments interested in adopting sustainability practices in their communities. The final toolkit will be available in the Fall of 2013 along with the final regional sustainability plan. For more information, please contact Megan Riechman, HeartLands Conservancy, email@example.com.
- RPSD Toolkit Fillable Form: If you would like to contribute to the toolkit, either a whole Practice or part of a Practice, this is the form you will use to send in your materials. As the metadata explains, there are only three required sections: Practice Name, Keywords and Your contact info. This allows you to just submit a Case Study, References or Policy info for example. All “completed” forms should be submitted to Megan Riechmann, HeartLands Conservancy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- RPSD Toolkit Metadata: This document explains the “fillable form” - it answers many questions and provides the guidelines that will get the kind of content we are looking for.
- Master BMP List: There should be one “PRIME” contact for each Practice – responsible for either the whole form, or for delegating it or pieces of it to others. These folks are marked with a (P) after their name. Contact them directly if you would like to contribute content to a practice. There are some folks only signed up to contribute case studies, so they have been marked with (CS) after their name. And then folks with no letters after their names are other contributors to the Practice that the Prime knows are willing to help compile and contribute content.
- You are not “prohibited” from signing up for a Practice that already has names listed behind it, there is no such thing as “too many cooks in the kitchen” for this project. We don’t want any holes!
- Those Practices highlighted in yellow are “orphans” and need someone to adopt them.
- This is a “living” document. Practices may be added and/or removed as we begin to compile and contribute content. So be sure to check back.