Prosperity Playbook

Addressing the 'Issue of Our Time'

Early in 2016 HUD Secretary Julián Castro launched the Prosperity Playbook initiative.

The Prosperity Playbook — a toolkit that arms cities with new ideas for creating a broad, shared prosperity in America's cities, towns, and regions — is now available online.

The American Planning Association has been the lead partner in this effort to foster inclusive growth and more broadly based prosperity in communities across America.

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HUD invites planners and community leaders to offer solutions for economic growth and shared prosperity by sharing ideas through the online portal.

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APA's leadership and ongoing support for the Playbook furthers its organizational goal of making communities more just. The Playbook entails a new digital toolkit for state and local leaders who seek to promote economic mobility, access to opportunity, and inclusive growth for all.

The Playbook illuminates some of the key areas where communities must focus as they seek to become more inclusive, including:

  • Taking a regional planning perspective to advance common goals
  • Incorporating social equity and affordable housing elements in transportation and economic development
  • Diversifying housing alternatives for older adults and other vulnerable populations
  • Engaging community members to advance planning for shared growth

At the 2016 Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas, HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Community Planning and Development Harriet Tregoning, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, and Kansas City Mayor Sly James spoke about the ways in which planners are working successfully with community leaders in Atlanta and Kansas City to create pathways to inclusive communities. 

Making the Prosperity Playbook

Learn more about the role of planners in the Prosperity Playbook as it was developed:

Prosperity Playbook: A conversation with HUD's Lynn Ross

'The Issue of our Time': APA, HUD Address Income Inequality, Equitable Growth

APA Partners with HUD on New Prosperity Playbook Initiative

APA Partners with HUD on Solutions for Local Prosperity

A Game Changer for Kansas City

HUD Prosperity Playbook Tour Lands in the Twin Cities

HUD's Prosperity Playbook Could Boost Denver Housing and Transportation