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Livable Communities

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People need livable communities and a high quality of life. The attractiveness of older small towns and a scattering of newer developments demonstrate the appeal of certain characteristics. Lively downtown areas, streets designed for pedestrians as much as autos, a scale and pattern of development that allows us meet everyday needs by walking are all key factors in ensuring cities provide a high quality of life.


Is Smart Growth Social Engineering? Or is Sprawl?

Factsheet: Smart Growth and Affordable Housing: A Partnership for Success

Community Transformation: What does it look like?

Choosing Urban Life

Downtowns' Rare Moment of Opportunity

What is "Smart Growth"?

Building Livable Communities

Street Design Guidelines for Healthy Neighborhoods.

Walkable Communities

Location-Efficient Mortgages

Convenient Cities

Compact Growth

Canadian Guide to Neighborhood Traffic Calming


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