Livability

A study prepared for the McKnight Foundation’s Food for Thought series has searched far and wide for lessons for keeping Minneapolis-St. Paul a prosperous and livable place.
Nov 23, 2013   MinnPost
It's the opposite of conventional transportation policy in American cities that places motorist convenience in high priority (think 'level of service'). This story shows what European cities are doing to get motorists out of cars.
Jun 27, 2011   The New York Times - Environment
Our job as planners is ultimately to manage change, which is often fun but occasionally ugly. Opinion
Mar 24, 2011   By Todd Litman
Columbus, Ohio has been experimenting with zoning overlays, which do not change the underlying land use regulations but add a set of form-based regulations focused on livability.
Mar 9, 2011   Columbus Dispatch
From high drug use to overpriced housing, Vancouver has its flaws despite its 5-year strong top spot as the world's most livable city.
Mar 4, 2011   National Post
Are greenfield developments designed with sustainability in mind or already-built metropolises better for the environment and the people?
Mar 1, 2011   THE DIRT
Australian and Canadian cities dominate the Economist Intelligence Unit report.
Feb 22, 2011   The Huffington Post
Urban designer David Green talks with Anthony Lyons, Director of the city of Gainesville's Community Redevelopment Agency, about his successes in the city and how other cities can become more livable.
Feb 10, 2011   Fast Co. Design
US Department of Housing and Urban Development sees diverse crop of applicants for $100 million in grants going towards community development projects adhering to livability principles.
Feb 9, 2011   Metropolis
Los Angeles is ugly. But it doesn't have to be, argues Sam Lubell.
Dec 12, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
<em>Grist</em> talks with Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon about congressional efforts to integrate ideas of livability into communities and policy.
Sep 30, 2010   Grist