The CARPC has completed its update of regional trends in economic development. This report covers nonresidential construction, income and employment, measures of equal opportunity, and more.
Look for updates to the Regional Trends series on the subjects of agriculture and environment and natural resources in September and December, respectively.
Regional View Newsletter The June 2015 Newsletter of the CARPC is available to view online here.
Past editions can be found here.
Position Available: Environmental Resources Planning Division Director
The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission is currently seeking a permanent full-time Environmental Resources Planning Division Director (see this position description for more information). If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Linda Firestone at LindaF@CapitalAreaRPC.org.
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:
Capital Area Regional Planning Commission Meeting
August 13, 2015
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Room 351
Executive Committee of the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission Meeting
July 29, 2015
Community Room, Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI
No public hearings scheduled at this time.