Pilot Projects

Practical experience with the Yale Framework

The Yale Framework was evaluated through a process of grants to regional mapping and analysis teams that reflect the wide diversity of planning needs and challenges across the United States. These teams used the Framework guidelines to implement geospatial analysis approaches pertinent to their respective regional planning contexts and objectives. After implementing and evaluating the Yale Framework, these teams then provided feedback on the utility of its guidelines and the strengths and weaknesses in relation to each team's specific approach, objectives, scales, and planning timeframe. Teams also identified improvements to the guidelines that are delineated in the Yale Framework. Concurrently, the Science Panel continued to refine the Framework as input from outside experts and policy makers was sought through a peer review process.

Below are the guides and case studies developed by the pilot teams: