Objectives tagged with "Education and Research Partners"

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 2

Ensure that Southern Nevada offers a range of place types to attract and retain future workers, visitors, businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Objective 2.2

Develop and expand community-based economic development and reinvestment to support vibrant, transit-supported mixed-use districts throughout the Region.

Sub-Objectives
2.2.2

Develop strategies to better connect residential demand with local commercial services and products to reduce retail leakage.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 3

Enhance the role of small businesses and entrepreneurs as leaders in economic diversification and revitalization.

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Objective 3.1

Determine the building and space needs of entrepreneurs and startups to embolden existing small businesses to participate in revitalization.

Sub-Objectives
3.1.2

Identify target industry locational needs, determine which industries are most likely to be successful in infill development, and develop a strategy to promote new development that accommodates them.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.1.3

Assess potential and support for locally-owned business preferences, including co-working spaces.

Lead Organization: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments ; State Agencies ; Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
3.1.4

Expand and pursue public market concepts that allow flexibility for a diverse range of businesses including micro-business, farmers markets, or public markets through a public-private partnership.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies ; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Jurisdictions have changed zoning to allow farmers markets

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 4

Support the educational system and learning environments through thoughtful land-use and transportation planning.

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Objective 4.1

Prioritize the school environment for children, encouraging development that better supports existing schools.

Sub-Objectives
4.1.1

Explore community-based approaches to educational improvement and reform that focuses on improving the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in distressed communities, paying special attention to access to free preschools and all-day kindergarten.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County School District (CCSD)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.1.2

Support updates to land-use plans based on the preferred land-use alternative, emphasizing relationships between revitalization, urban infill and education.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County School District (CCSD)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.1.3

Support events and educational programming that address socioeconomic disparities and coordinate with partner organizations and initiatives to improve social equity.

Lead Organization: Education and Research Partners
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County School District (CCSD)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.1.4

Partner with Safe Routes to Schools to integrate safe walking and biking routes in new development areas to make neighborhoods more attractive. Prioritize investments that improve multi-modal school access.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County School District (CCSD)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.1.6

Review the impacts of restrictive zoning on the educational system. (Restrictive zoning refers to zoning that limits the types or form of development in a specific area. For instance, development of higher density buildings may be banned in certain areas of the community.)

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 4.2

Work closely with the Clark County School District Real Property Management Division, local governments and developers to develop thoughtful school and service siting criteria.

Sub-Objectives
4.2.1

Work with the Clark County School District to prioritize repurposing and rehabilitation of deteriorating schools, especially in neighborhoods near the Opportunity Sites.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Boulder City (BC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Through the use of Redevelopment Agency funds, CCSD and local governments are able to provide dollars to help rehabilitate schools in urban cores
4.2.2

In the spirit of collaboration, research legislative changes (local, state and federal) necessary to allow the School District more flexibility with facility use and management with particular consideration for the role of regulations affecting Recreation & Public Purposes Act leases and BLM land and related impacts on schools on BLM property.

Lead Organization: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame:
4.2.3

Consider changes to school design, including building schools with multiple stories and locating schools in infill areas, and consider repurposing commercial or vacant big-box retail spaces into schools.

Lead Organization: Education and Research Partners
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of North Las Vegas (CNLV) ; Clark County School District (CCSD)

Time Frame: Long Term
4.2.4

Continue to strengthen the relationship between the CCSD and local governments to achieve shared goals for effective learning environments and educational performance.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.5

Identify potential funding sources that could be directed to building or retrofitting schools so that they can support a better learning environment.

Lead Organization: Education and Research Partners
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.2.7

Implement the RTC's Regional Schools Multimodal Transportation Access Study to improve safety for children and promote a better overall environment near schools.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.2.8

Collaborate with the Clark County School District, local governments and the RTC to address school siting requirements, including, but not limited to, separation of uses near planned school sites and bus access.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.9

Promote the need for schools to be located adjacent to public facilities and Pre-K, health, social and educational services that support healthy families.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.10

Elevate the importance of school siting as a strategic education and economic development initiative with the building and development industry, business community, local chambers and other stakeholders.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.2.11

Co-locate schools and other learning facilities and community resources to capitalize on community skill sets and knowledge.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Long Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 1

Stabilize and strengthen existing neighborhoods through placemaking improvements.

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Objective 1.2

Develop housing and employment in mixed-use transit-oriented neighborhoods near job centers, schools and other services.

Sub-Objectives
1.2.5

Partner with local healthcare and educational institutions to encourage the development of attractive, high-quality housing, and supporting businesses and services that support and are supported by higher education, medical or hospital districts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Las Vegas (CLV)

Time Frame: Short Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 2

Encourage an adequate supply of housing with a range of price, density, ownership, size and building types.

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Objective 2.1

Maintain an adequate supply of land with flexible zoning designations to meet the anticipated housing demand.

Sub-Objectives
2.1.1

Establish and maintain a regional forecast of housing needs and set periodic goals for housing supply, based on population projections.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.1.2

Monitor and disseminate information about regional housing development activity, developable land supply, residential zoning capacity, owner-occupancy rates, and use of zoning waivers to inform progress toward housing goals and to enable midcourse adjustments.

Lead Organization: Education and Research Partners
Supporting Organizations: Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
2.1.5

Encourage updates to the housing elements of local master plans to align with housing demand.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 2.4

Develop low-income and workforce housing in neighborhoods across the region.

Sub-Objectives
2.4.5

Identify funding sources to support affordable housing to reach Energy Efficient and NetZero standards, and generate surplus.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA) ; Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Federal Agencies ; Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
2.4.6

Pursue grants and other sources of funding such as HOME Investment Partnership funds to rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or homeownership, including performing energy upgrades on homes to meet local codes and home energy rating improvements.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    City of Henderson received Low-Income Housing Trust funds and Welfare Set-Aside funds from the NV Housing Div to provide affordable housing units (2017); City of Henderson using HUD HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Community Housing Development Organization. and HOME State funds to provide loan to Habitat For Humanity to build affordable housing units (2017); HOME Investment Partnership funds used to fund affordable properties throughout Southern Nevada; Nevada HAND utilized HOME, CDGB, and LIHTC for Boulder Pines affordable development

Objective 2.5

Educate and inform the population regarding housing choice, needs and rights

Sub-Objectives
2.5.3

Develop new lines of communication with residents to inform them of their rights and how they can deal with housing challenges (e.g., code enforcement, creation of neighborhood associations, contact numbers and offices if they feel there are issues, no retribution options, etc.).

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 3

Support access to healthcare, healthy food, parks and community services.

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Objective 3.1

Developing new partnerships to enhance access to healthcare and community services.

Sub-Objectives
3.1.3

Work with the healthcare industry to promote community wellness, and become partners with municipalities to build "healthy communities" like those championed by the Centers for Disease Control.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.1.4

Partner with organizations that are promoting wellness programs and working to reduce obesity and childhood obesity.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    COH received Invest Health Grant to provide resources, such as healthy food options, to at-risk residents; Partners for a Healthy Nevada (PHN) is Southern Nevada’s official obesity prevention coalition; niversity of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE), Green Our Planet, Create A Change Now, and the American Heart Association have school garden/wellness programs or work closely with school wellness coordinators; Southern Nevada Health District is developing tools/resources for school wellness coordinators to support implementation of the CCSD student wellness regulation; Clark County's obesity rates are lower than national average
3.1.5

Develop and implement a public health and safety education campaign.

Lead Organization: Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 3.2

Research emerging issues and develop partnerships to improve access to affordable and healthy food options.

Sub-Objectives
3.2.1

To advance the priorities of Food Security in Nevada, Nevada's Plan for Action, support in-depth research on existing or emerging geographic concentrations of food insecure populations within Clark County.

Lead Organization: Three Square Food Bank
Supporting Organizations: College of Southern Nevada (CSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; Nevada State College (NSC) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Three Square publishes annual food insecurity map; Food deserts in Henderson identified in its Local Foods, Local Places planning; City of Henderson's Invest Health grant also addressed food insecurity in Pittman neighborhood
3.2.2

Support and coordinate with organizations working to increase access to healthy food options, including Southern Nevada Health District, including Southern Nevada Health District, Southern Nevada Food Council and the School of Community Health Sciences at UNLV, to identify underserved areas that could support healthy food outlets, urban agriculture, community gardens and farmer's markets.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: College of Southern Nevada (CSN) ; Conservation District of Southern Nevada (CDSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Nevada State College (NSC) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; State Agencies ; Three Square Food Bank ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3.2.3

Promote healthy food options and ensure Supplemental Nutritional Program (SNAP) benefits are available in areas with concentrations of fast food outlets that also have high food insecurity rates.

Lead Organization: Three Square Food Bank
Supporting Organizations: College of Southern Nevada (CSN) ; Education and Research Partners ; Nevada State College (NSC) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    No farmers markets in the state of Nevada accepted SNAP until November 2011— Currently, 6 of the 11 farmers markets accept SNAP and 3 more will later this year; Veggie Buck Truck (Vegas Roots' "pop up" produce truck) sells fresh produce in areas with senior centers and around welfare offices; University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) facilitates EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) and SNAP-Ed programs to provide nutrition education in low-income neighborhoods; Other SNAP-Ed implementing agencies include HELP of Southern Nevada and Three Square Food Bank; Together We Can awarded $500k USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant to provide a nutrition incentive match for SNAP benefits redeemed at farmers markets and corner stores, which will help promote/increase healthy food access

Objective 3.3

Prioritize access to parks, trails, open space, recreational facilities, and opportunities for physical exercise.

Sub-Objectives
3.3.1

Work with the National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program to request their assistance in developing community-led parks and other community gathering spaces, especially prioritizing underserved areas.

Lead Organization: Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; National Parks Service (NPS) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
3.3.2

Identify vacant or underutilized land with low-income, at-risk or underserved communities that can be repurposed for public spaces.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF) ; Regional Open Space and Trails Workgroup of SNRPC
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV)

Time Frame: Short Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 4

Improve neighborhood safety and protect residents from the harmful effects of pollution and hazardous materials.

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Objective 4.2

Develop policies to promote environmental health of housing.

Sub-Objectives
4.2.1

Educate property owners pursuing new developments and home renovations about the benefits of using low or non-toxic materials such as low-VOC (volatile organic compound) paint and carpet, and other strategies to improve indoor air quality. Create healthy building material checklists and fact sheets that can be provided to property owners and contractors when applying for building permits.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.2

Encourage new development to incorporate project design features and guidance for building orientation to create areas for community interaction, maximize solar access, provide passive solar heating during cool seasons, and minimize heat gains during hot periods.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.3

Partner with Nevada Healthy Homes Partnership, EnergyFit Nevada, UNLV, state/county agencies, and EPA to provide education and technical assistance to improve health and comfort, especially to reduce mold and lead hazards and increase air quality standards in residential, office and commercial land uses.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
4.2.4

Partner with EnergyFit Nevada and the Asthma Coalition to promote education on asthma, allergy and other breathing disorder triggers caused by pollutants in homes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 4.3

Protect community members from the harmful effects of pollution and hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and environmental contamination.

Sub-Objectives
4.3.1

Reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides and herbicides on public properties that negatively impact human health, especially in parks and publicly accessible open spaces.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
4.3.2

Avoid locating new schools, childcare centers and senior housing in proximity to sources of pollution (e.g., truck routes and busy roadways) or near existing businesses that handle toxic materials. Where such uses are located in proximity to sources of air pollution or toxic materials, use building design, construction safeguards and technology techniques to mitigate the negative impacts of hazardous materials and/or air pollution on indoor air quality.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies ; United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 4.4

Prioritize the cleanup and reuse of brownfield and grayfield sites.

Sub-Objectives
4.4.1

Remediate EPA/state/locally-identified brownfield sites to prevent further pollution and to utilize land for other uses.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.4.2

Develop area-wide plans and specific implementation strategies for integrating the cleanup and reuse of brownfield and grayfield sites into neighborhood revitalization efforts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
4.4.3

Provide incentives for private sector cooperation to reduce the creation of hazardous wastes, the cleanup of brownfield sites, and the return of land to productive uses.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Nevada Department of Environmental Protection has funds it can grant for brownfields cleanup (private sector eligible for funds); U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has several programs that provide grants/loans for brownfield cleanup; Southern Nevada has received EPA assessment and cleanup grants
4.4.4

Establish appropriate measures for long-term environmental protection of previous brownfield sites.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term

Invest in Complete Communities Goal 5

Promote resource-efficient land use and development practices.

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Objective 5.1

Promote sustainability in housing in the region to ensure a durable housing supply that will reduce housing costs for homeowners and renters.

Sub-Objectives
5.1.1

Promote and incentivize quality housing design that meets the needs of its users, enhances the neighborhood, and is built to last.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.2

Promote the rehabilitation of existing residential and commercial properties and energy efficiency standards to reduce the negative impacts of new development.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Nevada Energy (NV Energy) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Southwest Gas
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.3

Promote the use of residential solar installations and passive design techniques.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Nevada Energy (NV Energy) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA) ; Southwest Gas
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.4

Promote energy efficiency audits as a real estate industry standard and develop an associated financing mechanism for the purchase of homes meeting a designated standard.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.5

Expand energy-efficient housing choices that move the community toward NetZero homes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.6

Encourage adoption of energy code to increase NetZero homes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.7

Develop incentive programs to identify inefficient housing stock and to retrofit older residential housing to achieve energy efficiency standards.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.8

Expand incentive programs, such as EnergyFit Nevada, that install high-quality, high-efficiency building technologies and assist homeowners in understanding how to make their homes more energy-efficient through energy assessments and financing/rebate options.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    ImpactNV promotes and performs home energy efficiency audits – 3,405 audits have been completed in Southern Nevada (as of current) through contract with NV Energy for the Powershift Home Energy Assessment program; ImpactNV also educates customers on rebate programs available through the utility companies and the state for making retrofits and upgrades more affordable; Governor's Office of Energy continues to offer H.E.R.O.S. and DEAL program
5.1.9

Expand existing programs that assist in the production of Energy Star and LEED homes, such as those built by Habitat for Humanity for affordable housing.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.10

Educate homebuilders, renters and homebuyers of the importance of shade near and around homes for additional energy conservation in the summer.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.1.11

Collaborate with subject matter experts and advocacy groups to foster sustainable communities and exhibit leadership in sustainable practices.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.1.12

Grow and encourage use of EnergyFit Nevada's low interest loan funds for home energy upgrades.

Lead Organization: Non Profit and Community Organizations
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    EnergyFit Nevada’s low interest loan funds have been largely expended; ImpactNV is working with an A/C company to offer rebates for residents on higher efficiency A/C unit upgrades and replacements with the small amount of remaining loan funds; Current loan program available to state employees through the Governor’s Office of Energy

Objective 5.6

Increase supply of regionally generated solar energy.

Sub-Objectives
5.6.2

Encourage all new commercial and residential construction to allow for solar energy connections.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Southern Nevada Home Builders Association (SNHBA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.6.3

Develop campaign to educate local governments and HOAs on Nevada Revised Statute 278.0208, which prohibits the unreasonable restricting of systems for obtaining solar energy.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
5.6.4

Implement a green energy program that allows customers, both commercial and residential, to opt into purchasing clean energy from the local utility providers.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
5.6.5

Incentivize utility-scale renewable energy projects

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Governor's Office of Energy incentives large-scale solar through its Renewable Energy Tax Abatement Program; Three large-scale projects received tax abatements in Clark County

Increase Transportation Choice Goal 1

Develop a modern transit system that is integrated with vibrant neighborhood and employment centers, better connecting people to their destinations.

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Objective 1.1

Work with the Regional Transportation Commission and other partners to develop a comprehensive transit master plan, which focuses on enhanced services that supplement existing routes.

Sub-Objectives
1.1.12

Identify and pursue the use of complementary alternative funding sources for mass transit improvements, including national public and private funds, and existing local and state funds that are intended for public purpose and positive outcomes in the areas of: economic development or growth; green infrastructure; environmental protection; land conversion; urban land development; access to jobs, housing and education for low or moderate income individuals (LMI); and public health.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • General Management and Finance
    Partnerships with groups interested in education, brownfield development, and transit-oriented development will be sought.

Objective 1.3

Support the RTC to secure funding for the expansion, operation and maintenance of transit systems and routes.

Sub-Objectives
1.3.2

Identify and pursue creative funding strategies to better balance transportation investments between roadway, transit, bike and pedestrian improvements.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Federal Agencies ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Objective 1.4

Integrate future land-use planning with existing and future transportation improvements

Sub-Objectives
1.4.2

Pursue an analysis of the economic benefits of transit to highlight the importance of fixed transit lines in economic development and redevelopment.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
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  • Transit Planning
    Currently identified in the High Capacity Transit Plan.
1.4.4

Tailor parking requirements to encourage more concentrated development in mixed-use areas, reflect actual demand, and increase development feasibility.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Planning
    Currently working with Clark County on the RTC Parking Demand Study that assesses the parking demand and verifies what locals need to match that demand. The study should consist of two phases.

Increase Transportation Choice Goal 2

Connect and enhance bike and pedestrian facilities throughout the region.

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Objective 2.1

Implement policies and design concepts that encourage safety and ease of movement for pedestrians and cyclists.

Sub-Objectives
2.1.4

Pursue a pedestrian safety study to identify priority locations with high pedestrian vehicle conflicts to focus retrofit plans, conduct an incident management analysis, and define crash hot spots.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of North Las Vegas (CNLV) ; Clark County (CC) ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Short Term
3 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Transit Amenities
    Transit Amenities has been working with the Boulder Highway Coalition to identify pedestrian safety zones.
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)-Engineering
    This study has been completed.
  • Mid 2017 Update
    Southern Nevada Transportation Safety Study completed in 2015 by RTC; RTC's Boulder Highway Study will examine pedestrian safety; Safety is a priority in the RTC's updated Regional Transportation Plan; RTC's Pedestrian Infrastructure Inventory & Analysis identidied hot spots and recommended improvement; RTC's crash report identifies hot spots and includes details on crashes

Build Capacity for Education Goal 1

Continue to expand public engagement and equitable access to community engagement.

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Objective 1.1

Activate residents and business people in Southern Nevada Strong Regional Plan implementation.

Sub-Objectives
1.1.7

Reach out and interact with schools, including students, parents, PTA and others.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.3

Ensure Southern Nevada remains a welcoming place for people from diverse backgrounds, future generations and with varying degrees of mobility and independence.

Sub-Objectives
1.3.1

As a global community with residents and visitors from all over the world, continue to promote the region's image as a welcoming place with a sense of pride and engagement in local decision making and for talent recruitment purposes.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Mid Term
1.3.4

Use online methods and interactive tools to facilitate convenient, time-efficient participation.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.5

Foster a community "can-do" spirit through events and activities.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.6

Leverage bilingual community partners, volunteers and staff to provide information in target languages, and to convey a genuine celebration of a multi-cultural and socially equitable future.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term
1.3.7

Support and connect existing committees working on the needs of people with disabilities to continue to conduct outreach and gather input on the needs of this target audience.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH)

Time Frame: Short Term

Objective 1.4

Build understanding, expertise and leadership in community development.

Sub-Objectives
1.4.2

Provide training that helps residents build their organizing capacity. For example, provide training on how to move from an informal group of concerned citizens to an organized group or association, community-based organization, neighborhood association or multi-hub social network.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (NPS RTCA)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Building Capacity for Implementation Goal 2

Work closely with member agencies and the RTC of SoNV to prioritize regional planning and enhance collaboration.

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Objective 2.5

Work with State legislators and UNLV to heighten the role of planning and communicate the benefits of working regionally.

Sub-Objectives
2.5.1

Pursue an accredited planning program at UNLV.

Lead Organization: Education and Research Partners
Supporting Organizations: Local Governments
Implementation Activities: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Mid Term

Building Capacity for Implementation Goal 3

Build experience and capacity in the regional plan concepts.

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Objective 3.2

Build capacity of the RTC and jurisdictional planning staff through professional development.

Sub-Objectives
3.2.4

Explore the concept of a fellowship program for planning professionals from other regions to work in Southern Nevada for a set period of time to encourage diversity of thoughts and ideas.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term

Building Capacity for Implementation Goal 5

Proactively seek external funding for plan implementation

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Objective 5.1

Enhance efforts to pursue private and federal funding to increase competitiveness with other states and regions.

Sub-Objectives
5.1.3

Increase coordination and data sharing with the State's Grant Management Office, as well as designees at each local government.

Lead Organization: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; State Agencies
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Short Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    SNS staff partnered with Grants Office and other community partners to develop of Federal Grants Strategic Framework; SNS is helping facilitate relationships between Grants Office and organizations/agencies in Southern Nevada; RTC/SNS coorindate regularly with local governments to share data

Improve Economic Competitiveness & Education Goal 5

Increase collaboration between the state government, local governments and the region’s higher education institutions to align economic development and education efforts.

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Objective 5.1

Partner with higher education institutions to support economic development.

Sub-Objectives
5.1.1

Pursue a stronger higher education system that includes a UNLV medical school, a tier 1 research institution, and Graduate Medical Education programming, (formal medical education either hospital sponsored or hospitalbased training) following completion of an M.D. or D.O. degree.

Lead Organization: State Agencies
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Implementation Activities: City of Henderson (COH) ; City of Las Vegas (CLV) ; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    UNLV School of Medicine opened in fall 2017; UNLV actively pursuing Tier 1 designation
5.1.2

Collaborate with local higher education institutions to develop local revitalization and improvement efforts.

Lead Organization: Local Governments
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Non Profit and Community Organizations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Mid Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    UNLV was involved in the Infill Development Workgroup; UNLV is engaged in light rail discussion along Maryland Pkwy; Las Vegas Medical District redevelopment collaborative effort between UNLV, the City of Las Vegas, and Clark County
5.1.4

Consider public investment in a center for research and development, in partnership with area universities, hospitals, the LVGEA, and businesses that can be leveraged to promote investment and stimulate more collaboration.

Lead Organization: Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Supporting Organizations: Education and Research Partners ; Local Governments ; Non Profit and Community Organizations ; Private Sector and Professional Associations
Implementation Activities:

Time Frame: Long Term
1 Notes on this sub-objective
  • Mid 2017 Update
    UNLV MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute; UNLV Harry Reid Research and Technology Park; UNLV Small Business Development Center; LVGEA launched its research center in fall 2016 to identify and support economic development and research opportunities