Institute Housing and Land Use Program Charts New Directions
Last year, the Institute for Local Government (ILG) Board of Directors engaged in a period of reflection concerning future directions for its housing and land use program. After hearing from local officials and others, the board concluded that the program had a solid reputation for quality products in its key areas of focus: regulatory takings; housing; open space/farm- land issues and assisting planning commissioners.
- Health and Land Use Issues. Exploring the links between health and land use decision-making, particularly in light of the direction given by the membership in League Annual Conference Resolution #3, which emphasizes the importance of encouraging health and wellness in cities;
- Climate Change. Assisting local agencies to deal with both the impacts of climate change and preventative measures to reduce global warming; and
- Housing Affordability. Continuing ILG’s efforts on the issue of housing affordability, with a special focus on assisting local officials to address neighborhood acceptance concerns. This new effort will draw upon the synergy between ILG’s expertise in land use issues and civic engagement through its Collaborative Governance Initiative.
officials to its website in the past year:
- Establishing a Local Housing Trust Fund: A Guide for California Officials (www.ca-ilg.org/htf)
- YIMBY Resources (www.ca-ilg.org/YIMBY)
- Housing Acronyms Tipsheet for Local Officials
- Ensuring Continued Affordability in Homeownership
- Regulatory Takings and Land Use Regulation: A Primer for Public Agency Staff (www.ca-ilg.org/takings)
- Working Effectively with Local Officials: Tips for Active Residents (www.ca-ilg.org/activetips)
- Ounce of Prevention: Best Practices for Making Informed Land Use Decisions (order copies at www.ca-ilg.org)