Resource Library

The LCA Resource Library offers a variety of resources to help you best meet LCA goals. Within each category there is a mix of toolkits, case studies, general tips, and links to external sources that may be helpful as you complete your application. Contact a program officer if you have questions about any of the resources in the library or are looking for resources on a topic that is not covered here.

 

2021 Webinars
  • Project Process
    This session features presentations from Paul Bauknight, Colleen Carey, and Josie Shardlow on project process issues including identifying and addressing community needs, creating outcomes and impacts through development projects, community participation, and how to conduct community engagement.

    Watch the Project Process Webinar (VIDEO) recording, and for additional resources read the Key Takeaways Summary (PDF) from the webinar and workshops.
  • Equity
    This session features a presentation from Joo Hee Pomplun on racial equity issues including how to understand the historic and ongoing role of racial disparities and inequities in a community, how those least represented and most impacted by those disparities can be involved, and discusses ways in which a project can contribute to racial equity outcomes, reduce racial disparities, and increase racial diversity and inclusion.

    Watch the Equity Webinar (VIDEO) recording, and for additional resources read the Key Takeaways Summary (PDF) from the webinar and workshops.
     
  • Environment
    This session features presentations from Dan Kalmon and Della Schall Young on sustainable site design practices highlighting how to minimize climate impacts, reduce green house gas emissions, conserve natural resources, connect to green open space, and contribute to the region’s natural systems.

    Watch the Environment Webinar (VIDEO) recording, and for additinoal resources read the Key Takeaways Summary (PDF) from the webinar and workshops.
  • Design
    This session features presentations from from Bruce Chamberlain and Satoko Muratake on urban and architectural design strategies to create intentional community outcomes and impacts through both the design process and final development project.

    Watch the Design Webinar (VIDEO) recording, and for additinoal resources read the Key Takeaways Summary (PDF) from the webinar and workshops.
  • Thrive MSP 2040 
    Guiding planning vision for the seven-county metro region

  • Choice, Place, and Opportunity 
    Overview of existing regional disparities and guidance on achieving more equitable access and outcomes

  • Housing Policy Plan
    Council overview of regional housing needs and challenges, affordability priorities, and expanding housing choice

  • Transportation Policy Plan 
    Guiding planning documents for highway, transit, bike and pedestrian, freight, aviation transportation as well as environmental justice and air quality considerations

  • Water Resources Policy Plan 
    Guidance on integrating planning for wastewater, water supply, and surface water management

  • Regional Parks Policy Plan 
    Guiding document directing regional park and trail development, providing equitable access, and system expansions