According to David Goldberg at Transportation for America, the Office of Urban Policy "is conceived as something of a supercabinet position that potentially could coordinate policy among the Department of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, environment, public health and other arenas."
Currently, the top-ranking suggestions include:
• Invest in a world-class rail network
• Change zoning laws to promote walkable development
• End subsidies for car-dependent development
• Create more financing opportunities for mixed-use development
To read more about these and other cutting-edge ideas for developing walkable, livable cities of the future, check out these posts from the Worldchanging archives:
Discussions for a Walkable Seattle (from Worldchanging Seattle)
Thanks to Streetsblog Editor Sarah Goodyear for sending this tip our way!
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