Learn more about the Local Government Commission’s Center for Livable Communities.

Principles for Livable Communities

Center Resources

The Center organizes a variety of conferences, workshops, and training sessions on land use and transportation-related issues.

The Center publishes a monthly newsletter, Livable Places Update, and has produced a variety of easy-to-read guidebooks that explore models and tools for improving land use and transportation planning. The Center also has a useful catalog of videos, slides and presentations to help introduce and implement the concepts of transit-and pedestrian-oriented land use planning.

Community Image Surveys
The Center trains local agencies and organizations in how to use visual surveys properly, develops area-specific surveys, and helps communities develop their own surveys.

The Center maintains speakers lists, bibliographies, and an array of different information — including studies, reports and model codes — on outstanding examples of pedestrian- and transit-oriented land use planning from across the country. The Center also maintains a growing collection of articles under 120 subject areas — from “Adaptive Re-Use” to “Youth Planning.” You can find selected items in our Resources section.

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