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Creating livable communities

National Council on Disability (U.S.)

Creating livable communities

by National Council on Disability (U.S.)

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Published by National Council on Disability in Washington, DC (1331 F St., Suite 850, Washington 20004) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • People with disabilities -- Services for -- Government policy -- United States,
  • Barrier-free design -- Government policy -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNational Council on Disability.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination161 p. :
    Number of Pages161
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16359391M
    OCLC/WorldCa76901609

    At Environmental Defence, we educate the public about a host of environmental issues, work with business and government leaders to advise on policy decisions and mobilize Canadians to create the cleaner, greener more prosperous country we’re striving for. Meet the team who works on creating livable communities. Opportunities for Creating Livable Communities builds on the findings of the earlier report with additional discussion about housing, supportive community features, and mobility options and also identifies and discusses several additional components that are integral to building and sustaining livable communities.

    Creating livable communities for people with disabilities. New York: Nova Science Publishers, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Alise Vanags; National Council on Disability (U.S.).   It does so in a highly readable manner that considers in turn each scale of planning: international, national, regional, municipal, neighbourhood, site and building. In the process it illustrates how sustainability initiatives at these different scales interrelate and how an overall framework can be developed for more livable by:

    For five thousand years, human settlements were nearly always compact places. Everything a person needed on a regular basis lay within walking distance, But then the great project of the twentieth century, sorting people, businesses, and activities into separate zones, scattered across vast metropolises, took hold, exacting its toll on human health, natural resources, and the climate. The Livability Index is a tool of the AARP Livable Communities program, which supports the efforts of citizens, elected officials, planners, business leaders and others to create great neighborhoods, towns, cities, suburbs, and rural areas for people of all ages.


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Planning for Sustainability presents a wide-ranging, intellectually well-grounded and accessible introduction to Creating livable communities book concept of planning for more sustainable and livable communities. The text explores topics such as how more compact and walkable cities and towns might be created, how local ecosystems can be restored, how social inequalities Cited by: That is the dream that Philip Langdon writes about in Within Walking Distance: Creating Livable Communities for All.

Better said, that is the reality that he writes about, leading people like me to dream about living in a walkable neighborhood/5(4). Policymakers should promote the creation of mixed-use livable communities. These communities should include housing and transportation options, as well as community features such as parks, that meet the needs of people with varying ages, incomes, and abilities.

They should enhance residents’ safety, security. AARP Livable Communities has collaborated with Team Better Block to create the free book, The Pop-Up Placemaking Tool book was created to inspire and inform a broad audience—not only local leaders and policymakers, but also passionate community advocates and neighborhood residents—about how “temporary projects can inspire positive.

Philip Langdon wrote A Good Place to Live, a cover story for Atlantic Monthly thirty years ago about people building new communities that made walking a central element of everyday life.

Here, in this book, Langdon explores the human element in communities. For five thousand years, city people found everything they needed within walking distance/5.

Ross begins the book by outlining the shifts in the scale of community and the American Dream over several generations, leading to super-sized houses in a sea of development, then describes a solution Creating livable communities book help restore healthy, livable communities.

How counties can help create ‘Livable Communities’ Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando reads a book during a virtual story time to children tuning in through live sessions on Facebook and Instagram amid the COVID outbreak.

Photo courtesy of Councilmember Will Jawando’s Office. Creating Livable Communities. Chapter I. Introduction. Background.

In the past two years, the National Council on Disability (NCD) has published two groundbreaking research reports that have elucidated the elements that make communities livable for people with disabilities, barriers to developing livable communities, and strategies to overcome these barriers.

A livable community is one that is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services. Once in place, those resources: foster residents' engagement in the community's civic, economic, and social life. Livable, age-friendly communities make for happier.

AARP works with elected officials, local leaders, policymakers, planners and citizen activists to help towns, cities, counties and states create age-friendly, livable communities for people of all ages.

Planning for Sustainability presents a wide-ranging, intellectually well-grounded and accessible introduction to the concept of planning for more sustainable and livable communities.

The text explores topics such as how more compact and walkable cities and towns might be created, how local ecosystems can be restored, how social inequalities. A livable community is one that is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services.

Communities can be designed to promote physical independence, dignity, and opportunities for community engagement and choice as the population ages.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: National Council on Disability (U.S.). Creating livable communities. Washington, DC ( F St., SuiteWashington.

Planning for Sustainability presents a wide-ranging, intellectually well-grounded and accessible introduction to the concept of planning for more sustainable and livable communities. The text explores topics such as how How can human communities sustain a long-term existence on a small planet?/5(2).

Within Walking Distance Creating Livable Communities for All. Authors: Langdon, Philip Free Preview. One of the few treatments of walkability that looks at lower‑income and diverse communities Written accessibly by a journalist and experienced urban critic Book Subtitle Creating Livable Communities for All Authors.

Philip Langdon. For five thousand years, human settlements were nearly always compact places. Everything a person needed on a regular basis lay within walking distance. But then the great project of the twentieth century—sorting people, businesses, and activities into separate zones, scattered across vast metropolises—took hold, exacting its toll on human health, natural resources, and.

Planning for Sustainability presents a wide-ranging, intellectually well-grounded and accessible introduction to the concept of planning for more sustainable and livable communities.

The text explores topics such as how more compact and walkable cities and towns might be created, how local ecosystems can be restored, how social inequalities Cited by: Hosted in Dallas, the AARP Livable Communities National Conference was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities and communities more livable for people of all ages.

Within Walking Distance (Paperback) Creating Livable Communities for All. By Philip Langdon. Island Press,pp. Publication Date: Street reclaiming: creating livable streets and vibrant communities User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. This book is about the cultural and economic significance of "street life." Ever since ancient Athens and Greece, Engwicht argues, streets have been a major center of commerce, socialization, and Read full review.

livable communities for older residents. _____ Interested in learning more about livable communities? BeyondA Report to the Nation on Livable Communities: Creating Environments for Successful Aging articulates a vision of livable communities for per-sons of all ages, and particularly for people age 50 and older.Complete Streets help create livable communities for various types of users, including children, people with disabilities, and older adults.

Complete Streets improve equity, safety, and public health, while reducing transportation costs and traffic woes.- "Within Walking Distance" with author Philip Langdon. Noted author, Philip Langdon, will speak about the revival in walkable places and his new book, Within Walking Distance: Creating Liveable Communities For All.

Inquirer architecture critic, Inga Saffron, will lead the Q&A after Phil's talk.