During implementation of the plan, progress towards the plan’s goals should be tracked using indicators on a regular basis (e.g., every two years). This ensures that the actions taken are leading to the intended result, and if not, allow for course corrections over the 10-year life of the plan. Many of the topics of the plan are interrelated, and many of the indicators for one goal may be used to measure another. Consistent use of the indicators will allow communities to share and compare efforts within the Pittsburgh region and with other ecodistricts throughout the country. DCP will provide data at the neighborhood level in support of planning processes.
Civic engagement is strong and processes are inclusive and representative.
Housing is close to facilities that offer a complete set of daily needs.
Distinct character and culture will be preserved in ways that contribute to a high quality of life.
Art on public property and in the public realm expresses cultural heritage, history, and/or current activities and aspirations of the community including residents, businesses, and institutions.
Public agencies have the facilities and infrastructure needed to provide satisfactory services to the
neighborhood and City.
Toxic environments are remediated and regenerated.
Streets and other rights-of-way are repurposed temporarily or permanently to meet community needs if supported by transportation analyses.
Common nuisance issues are identified and actions recommended to remedy the situation permanently.
Land use regulations allow for desired building types, uses, and scales.
Design guidelines and other policy tools are deployed to implement the plan vision.
Buildings have active ground floors that positively contribute to the public realm.
Streets, sidewalks, plazas, and parks are designed to create a pleasant and engaging public realm.
Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced in all sectors through energy efficiency and carbon-neutral fuels.
Economic and public safety impacts due to landslides, mine subsidence, and the floodplain are reduced through careful siting and design of buildings and infrastructure.
New buildings are high quality contributions to neighborhood character.
Lots and buildings have legal uses that contribute to neighborhood vibrancy.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Housing is affordable and well maintained.
Housing is available to meet a diversity of dwelling needs.
Public realm and private development are coordinated to result in synergies that result in increased transit ridership.
Walkability is enhanced.
The street network accommodates people with diverse ages and abilities.
Neighborhood travel, internally and externally, is safe, efficient, and multimodal.
On- and off-street parking is minimized and location and use is optimized.
Loading occurs in designated and safe locations that reduce conflicts with other modes.
Circulation and loading for freight vehicles is defined spatially and temporally.
Rainwater is managed in the neighborhood.
Building energy use intensity is reduced through green building best practices.
Renewable power and thermal energy are produced on-site.
The quality, functions, and connectivity of habitat are enhanced.
Quality wired and wireless connectivity is available throughout the neighborhood.
Food production in the neighborhood is encouraged.
Utility improvement needs are identified, prioritized, and included in a shared timeline.
Utility providers have contacts at all relevant departments and are part of ongoing and project-based coordination initiatives.
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