Many factors influence the livability of a community. As such, PPI’s work is cross-cutting in nature, covering the topics of land use, transportation, housing, and other topics under single title. Livable neighborhoods offer a variety of conveniences: access to jobs, healthy food, and services such as libraries and parks. Often a variety of destinations are within walking or biking distance, or are connected by bus routes or train lines.
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For detailed information on our policies around Livable Communities, please see our policy book.
Supportive mixed-use and transit-oriented development policies, urban design guidelines, and revised zoning and building codes can improve the physical design of communities to better meet the housing, mobility and social needs of residents, including older adults.