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Upcoming Meetings

Torbjorn Lahti to Speak in Madison

Monday, May 5th 8:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

Torbjorn Lahti's Picture Economist, author and co-founder of Sweden's first "ecomunicipality," Torbjörn Lahti is back in Wisconsin to share a global perspective on successes and challenges in pursuing sustainable community development. He will assist us in discovering ways to invigorate and "sustain" ongoing community and economic development initiatives and tackle social equity challenges using The Natural Step (TNS).

This 6 hour workshop is targeted to local officials, community organizers and planners, sustainable community practitioners, businesses and nonprofit organizations. By attending, you will learn skills to work more effectively across silos to achieve sustainable solutions around complex community issues. Engage in hands-on exercises around high capacity transit and equitable access to opportunities applying TNS process.

Register Here


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


Measuring Sprawl 2014

sprawlThis 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.

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2013 Building Permit Data Available

The 2012 residential building permit data is available for Cities, Villages and Towns in Dane County. For more information click here.


Bike and Pedestrian Safety Workshops

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Teaching Safe Bicycling 2014
Train the Trainer Workshop
Fitchburg
Saturday May 3rd, 2014

This Free course is for people that are interested in organizing, leading or hosting bike safety events. This workshop will help you understand the differences between children and adult bicyclists, basic bike safety, and how to organize a bike rodeo event. See more info

Designing for Pedestrian Safety
Madison
Monday & Tuesday, May 5-6, 2014

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation-Bureau of Transportation Safety has set-up a two-day training course on Designing for Pedestrian Safety. This is a course brings together land use planning and design for developing a safer pedestrian environment. See more info


Market StudyDane County Market Demand Study:
Bus Rapid Transit & Other Local Investments in Walkable Transit-Supportive Communities

 

 


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Regional View Newsletter

The March 2014 Newsletter of the CARPC is available to view online here.

View past editions


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The 2012 Annual Report of the CARPC is available to view here.


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The Commission hosted its Annual Planning Conference on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Presentations are available to view on the Capital Region Sustainable Communities site.


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, Sank, 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.


May 6, 2014
Meeting of the Budget and Personnel Pannel of the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission

2:30 p.m.
Location to follow
Agenda to follow

May 8, 2014
Meeting of the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission

7:00 p.m.
Town of Westport, Kennedy Administration Building, 5387 Mary Lake Rd., Waunakee WI

Agenda to follow
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Public Hearing Notices

May 8, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Town of Westport, Kennedy Administration Building, 5387 Mary Lake Road, Waunakee WI.

The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to take testimony concerning amendments to the Dane County Land Use and Transportation Plan and the Dane County Water Quality Plan to revise the Waunakee Urban Service Area boundary and environmental corridors, as requested by the Village of Waunakee.

See Public Hearing Notice

May 8, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Town of Westport, Kennedy Administration Building, 5387 Mary Lake Road, Waunakee WI.

The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to take testimony concerning amendments to the Dane County Land Use and Transportation Plan and the Dane County Water Quality Plan to revise the Waunakee Urban Service Area boundary and environmental corridors and the Central Urban Service Area and environmental corridors, as requested by the Town of Westport.

See Public Hearing Notice