Overview of Natural Resources Planning Division
The public comment period for Reducing Increased Risk of Flooding: Recommendations of the Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee of the Dane County Lakes & Watershed Commission and the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission has been extended until Friday, March 10, 2017. Written comments should be mailed or emailed to Mike Rupiper, CARPC Director of Environmental Resources Planning, MikeR@CapitalAreaRPC.org. The mailing address is Capital Area Regional Planning Commission, ATTN: Mike Rupiper, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Room 362, Madison, WI 53703. To view this document, click here.
The public comment period for Dane County Water Quality Plan Appendix C: POINT SOURCE INVENTORY AND ANALYSIS will be open until 12 noon CT, March 9, 2017. To view Appendix C, click here (5.4mb). To comment, please contact Tony Vandermuss, CARPC Environmental Engineer, at 608-261-1573 or TonyV@CapitalAreaRPC.org.
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Regional Trends 2016 - Economic Development and Access to Opportunity
The CARPC has released its 2016 Regional Trends Report on Economic Development and Access to Opportunity.
Look for the 2016 Regional Trends in Economic Development report in the fall.
Framework for Change - Trial Indicators for a Healthy and Flourishing Place for All.
A healthy and flourishing place for all. That is the
vision established by Capital Region Sustainable
Communities for the greater Madison, Wisconsin,
Framework for Change presents indicators and metrics
to measure and track progress towards accomplishing
priority challenges, achieving goals, and realizing the
How We Grow Matters - Presentations Available
Many thanks to Robert Grow of Envision Utah and all the members of the community who made the "How We Grow Matters" regional visioning events on May 14th and 15th a success.
Robert Grow's presentation slides can be viewed here. (large PDF)
In response to inquiries from area communities, the CARPC created this review of the literature on the impacts of market-rate and affordable multifamily rental housing on communities. See Paper
Geography of Opportunity: Interactive Mapping Tool
A new interactive mapping tool is now available, on a trial basis, for exploring the Geography of Opportunity in the Madison, Wisconsin region.
The mapping tool allows users to turn on and off a number of map layers depicting different aspects of accessing opportunity. The map layers show some of the key information included in the report, “Geography of Opportunity: A Fair Housing Equity Assessment for Wisconsin’s Capital Region.” The purpose of the online map is to allow people to explore how different aspects of “geography of opportunity” relate to each other, and to help deepen understanding.
For more info and to try out the tool, see the CRSC website.
"Geography of Opportunity: A Fair Housing Equity Assessment for Wisconsin’s Capital Region”
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.
(Files Updated 09/26/2014)
Complete Document (14 MB)
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]
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]
Measuring 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
View Full Report
Economic Modeling Tool Available The 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.
Example Economy Overview reports for each of the six counties can be viewed below:
The CARPC generally meets the second Thursday of the month.
Executive Committee of the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission Meeting
Monday, February 6, 2017, at 4:30 pm CT
Room 321, City-County Bldg, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison, WI
Capital Area Regional Planning Commission
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:15 pm CT
Location changed to: Madison Water Utility, 119 East Olin Avenue, Madison, WI
Meeting starts at 6:15pm CT. There are no public hearings being held during this meeting.
A Greater Madison Vision
Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee of the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission and the Dane County Lakes & Watershed Commission
Stormwater Technical Advisory Committee meeting materials are available here.
Waubesa Wetlands Study Plan Technical Advisory Committee of the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 12:30pm CT
City of Fitchburg Community Center, Oak Hall Room, 5510 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI
Waubesa Wetlands Study Plan Technical Advisory Committee meeting materials are available here.
March 9, 2017, at 7pm CT, Sun Prairie City Council Chambers, 300 East Main Street, Sun Prairie, WI1. Public Hearing Notice-Appendix C: Point Source Inventory and Analysis