Livability Fact Sheets: The Complete Collection

Aug 1, 2014

The Livability Fact Sheets collected in this booklet were created in partnership by AARP Livable Communities and the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute. The two organizations have the shared goal of helping towns, cities and communities nationwide to become safer, healthier, more walkable and overall livable for people of all ages.

A package of 11 comprehensive, easy-to-read livability resources, the fact sheets can be used individually or as a collection by community leaders, policy makers, citizen activists and others to learn about and explain what makes a city, town or neighborhood a great place to live. Topics covered are:

  • Bicycling
  • Density
  • Economic Development
  • Form-Based Code
  • Modern Roundabouts
  • Parking
  • Revitalization without Displacement
  • Road Diets
  • Sidewalks
  • Street Trees
  • Traffic Calming

Each topic-specific fact sheet is a four-page document that provides an overview of the issue, debunks commonly held myths, and highlights best practices and success stories The authors welcome comments or questions at and/or

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