This brochure is one in a series of Municipal Implementation Tools available to local governments and planning partners to assist in implementing the region's long-range plan, Connections: The Regional Plan for a Sustainable Future. Prepared and adopted by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the Long-Range Plan provides a sustainable land use and transportation vision for the region's growth and development through the year 2040. Connections establishes four key strategies that are essential to realizing a sustainable future:
- Managing growth and protecting natural resources;
- Developing livable communities;
- Building an energy-efficient economy; and
- Establishing a modern multi-modal transportation system.
Municipal governments have the primary authority and responsibility to implement these policies. The Municipal Implementation Tool (MIT) series is designed to introduce local officials and citizens to planning techniques that may be useful in their communities. Each Municipal Implementation Tool covers a different topic and provides an overview of the use of the tool, the benefits, and best practices from within the Greater Philadelphia region.