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Geography of Opportunity: A Fair Housing Equity Assessment for Wisconsin’s Capital Region” Final Draft Report

The Fair Housing Equity Assessment (FHEA) explores the distribution of opportunities, and barriers to opportunities in Wisconsin's Capital Region. The FHEA was created by the Capital Region Sustainable Communities (CRSC) to advance a CRSC priority challenge: ensuring equitable access to opportunity for all.

Complete Final Draft (25 MB)


Section A - "Introduction" (506 KB)

Section B - "Context: The Dane County Region" (1.7 MB)

Section C - "Geography of Opportunity" (915 KB)

Section D - "What Contributes to Barriers to Opportunity?" (1.3 MB)

Section E - "Promoting Equitable Access to Opportunities" (833 KB)

Appendix A - "Supplemental Background Data" (461 KB)

Appendix B - "Opportunity Mapping Atlas" (25.6 MB)

Appendix C - "Measures of Segregation" (248 KB)

Appendix D - "HUD Analysis of Opportunity Disparities" (391 KB)

Appendix E-"Equitable Development and Inclusive Planning" (403 KB)

Appendix F - "FHEA Deliberations" (95 KB)

Appendix G - "Community Building Grant Summary Report" (1.2 MB)


Community Planner Needed

The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission is recruiting for a Community Planner to assemble and analyze basic planning data, perform preliminary work on plans, create graphic presentations and perform GIS work.

See more details


Waubesa Wetlands in Context

Professor Cal DeWitt from the UW-Madison's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies recently gave a presentation to the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission on the scientific context of the Waubesa Wetlands.

Download a copy of the presentation here [19.6 MB]

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Regional View Newsletter The June 2014 Newsletter of the CARPC is available to view online here.

Past editions can be found here.


Ecologic Limits of Hydrologic Alterations (ELOHA)—Final Report Available

ELOHA provides a methodology and tools to understand the tradeoffs between human activities on the landscape and resulting ecological degradation. Applications of the ELOHA framework in the region will help to inform decision-makers and stakeholders about the ecological consequences of flow alteration, as well as promote regional environmental flow strategies for protecting and restoring water resource conditions.

Final Report [7.1 MB] Appendices [4.1 MB]

Davis

At the June 12, CARPC meeting, Professor Moris Davis, Ph D. from the Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison presented his analysis on development trends. View presentation slides.


Madison Area Ranks First Among Mid-Size Regions in Containing Sprawl Balancing jobs and housing. Vibrant activity centers. Walkable streets. Efficient development. According to a new report on the impacts of urban development patterns, the Madison metro area ranks first among mid-sized region in the U.S. in achieving these outcomes. See Press Release

SprawlMeasuring Sprawl 2014

This report analyzes development patterns in 221 metropolitan areas and 994 counties in the United States as of 2010, looking to see which communities are more compact and connected and which are more sprawling. Researchers used four primary factors—residential and employment density; neighborhood mix of homes, jobs and services; strength of activity centers and downtowns; and accessibility of the street network—to evaluate development in these areas and assign a Sprawl Index score to each. This report includes a list of the most compact and most sprawling metro areas in the country. View Summary Report
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2013 Building Permit Data Available The 2013 residential building permit data is available for Cities, Villages and Towns in Dane County. For more information click here.
Market StudyDane County Market Demand Study:
Bus Rapid Transit & Other Local Investments in Walkable Transit-Supportive Communities

 


Fitchburg Neighborhood Presentation City of Fitchburg staff made a preliminary staff presentation to the Commission at its August 8 meeting on the Northeast Neighborhood and North Stoner Prairie Neighborhood urban service area amendment request. The presentation may be viewed here.


Economic Modeling Tool Available emsiThe Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (CARPC) have joined together to provide economic information to municipal governments, economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and business associations in Dane, Dodge, Sauk, Columbia, Jefferson and Rock counties.
See more information Example Economy Overview reports for each of the six counties can be viewed below:


The CARPC generally meets the second Thursday of the month.

A printable calendar of 2014 Commission meetings is available here.

An archive of past meeting materials is available here.


October 9, 2014
Meeting of the CARPC
Location and Agenda to come

Public Hearing Notices

Notice of Public Hearings:

September 11, 2014 7:00 PM

City of Fitchburg, City Hall

5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI

Concerning the following four (4) amendments to the Dane County Land Use and Transportation Plan and the Dane County Water Quality Plan to revise:

**Application materials and staff analyses can be downloaded here.**