Creating more livable neighborhoods means designing our communities in such a way that they address the needs of all residents and improve the general quality of life. This requires a careful and comprehensive accounting of the needs of a diverse population, people of all ages, occupations, income levels and physical abilities.
There are time-tested principles that can help us create and preserve vibrant, economically successful and environmentally sound communities. The Ahwahnee Principles — which form the basis for the Local Government Commission's work on livable, resource-efficient places — address the issue of community design at the local and regional scale.
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