Tag Archives: livable communities

Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics, and Strategies

​This report from the Transportation Research Board presents practical planning and implementation strategies to enhance livability in transit corridors. This handbook provides a resource for planning practitioners, policy makers, and other stakeholders to measure, understand, and improve transit corridor livability. Download report for free... Read more

Partners for Places Round 10 Grant Cycle

Partners for Places is a matching grant program that improves communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability leaders and place-based foundations. National funders invest in local projects developed through these partnerships to promote a healthy environment, a strong economy, and well-being for all residents. Through these investments, Partners for Places fosters longterm relationships that make our urban areas more prosperous, livable, and vibrant. Applications due January 30, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

Local Foods, Local Places

Local Foods, Local Places helps communities create more livable neighborhoods by promoting local foods. This program aims to support projects that: create livable, walkable, economically vibrant main streets and mixed-use neighborhoods; boost economic opportunities for local farmers and main street businesses; and improve access to healthy, local food, especially among disadvantaged populations. Applications due November 6. Learn more and apply... Read more

9 Lessons in the Beautification of Livable Cities from Charleston’s Former Mayor

Charleston, South Carolina’s answer to gentrification has been truly investing in affordable housing; that’s the short version of former Mayor Joseph Riley’s message to open the 24th annual Congress for the New Urbanism in Detroit. When Riley first took office, affordable housing in Charleston was obligatory and ugly. Riley’s philosophy: “If people can see it, then it has to be beautiful.” It’s a fundamental principle of social justice and one that guided the mayor’s 40-year tenure. Here are a few... Read more