Regional View Newsletter The January 2015 Newsletter of the CARPC is available to view online here.
Past editions can be found here.
"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)
Appendix A - "Supplemental Background Data" (461 KB)
Appendix B - "Opportunity Mapping Atlas" (25.6 MB)
Appendix C - "Measures of Segregation" (248 KB)
Appendix D - "HUD Analysis of Opportunity Disparities" (391 KB)
Appendix E-"Equitable Development and Inclusive Planning" (403 KB)
Appendix F - "FHEA Deliberations" (95 KB)
Appendix G - "Community Building Grant Summary Report" (1.2 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]
At the June 12, CARPC meeting, Professor Moris Davis, Ph D. from the Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison presented his analysis on development trends. View presentation slides.
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
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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.
Capital Area Regional Planning Commission Meeting
March 12, 2015
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison WI
Agenda and Packet to follow
None at this time
**Application materials and staff analyses can be downloaded here.**