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July 6, 2016  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Safer Streets in the Sunshine State
Florida has been tops among the most unfriendly places in the nation to be a pedestrian. State transportation secretary Billy Hattaway (Governing magazine's 2014 Public Official of the Year) talks
about the changes now underway.
A Complete Overhaul
Florida's Complete Streets Implementation Plan
calls for reading and revising all of the state's
core transportation and planning documents.
Here's why and how that's happening.
Livability News & Notes
10 Cities With the Best Access to Parks — The Trust for Public Land looked at
the 100 most populous U.S. cities and found that (drumroll) the winner is Minneapolis! Check out the top and bottom of the list. Source: Next City
The Cost of a 2-Bedroom Apartment — The National Low Income Housing
Coalition calculates by state the hourly wage needed to afford a family-suitable rental. Source: CityLab
It's a Promise — Nine high-poverty urban, rural and tribal communities (including areas of Atlanta, Nashville and San Diego) join 13 others as part of the Promise Zone Initiative. Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Events, Resources & More
Killed in the Crosswalk — A kindergartener's death inspires his grandmother to
lead a charge for pedestrian safety. Read
Completely Complete Streets — Working on Complete Streets projects or
advocacy? We have a rather complete collection of resources. Check It Out
Talk to Us — AARP is hosting a conference about creating livable communities for
people of all ages. Have a session suggestion? Send It In!