Plus: A Slideshow of What Livable Looks Like
April 19, 2017
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
A Colorful Plaza in Camden
Lacking any amenities, Roosevelt Park was being used more as a walk-through area than a destination. A temporary pop-up project enlivened the space through low-cost, high-impact placemaking strategies to make the park appealing and to inspire future improvements.
Slideshow Show and Tell
The common features of a livable community include safe public places and outdoor spaces, opportunities for work and play, the availability of needed services and effective ways to get around, no matter a person’s age or life stage.
TAKE A LOOK
A Parking Lot Will Become a Plaza
— A $15 million gift helps Dallas turn blacktop into blades of grass.
Those Who Served Can Ride for Free
— The RideKC Veterans Pass enables military vets to use Kansas City’s transit system at no charge.
Kansas City Star
A Tiny House for a Relatively Tiny Price
— The Ikea Foundation has created a prefab home called the Better Shelter. Cost: $1,250. Time and labor: Four people can build the house in four hours.
— The U.S. Department of Transportation has released the report
Noteworthy Local Policies That Support Safe and Complete Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks
. Are some applicable to where you live?
Download the Report
Where to Put the Tree?
— For planners who create conceptual images to show how a placemaking or roadway project can look when finished, the free CanVis Visual Simulation tool from the USDA National Agroforestry Center provides a collection of customizable art — of trees, plants, people and wildlife, etc.
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