Livable Places Update is published monthly by LGC and provides information and resources on ways in which local governments are taking steps to make their communities more livable. Highlighted are the national trends seen to be currently emerging in community planning and design.
Livable Places Update Archive
Livable Places Update
Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Environmental and Economic Strategies for Resilient Forest Management
Opportunity Funds, created in the federal tax bill (H.R. 1) signed into law in December 2017, could unlock private capital to facilitate economic growth in distressed areas.
The spaces at the edge of our streets have evolved so rapidly with the arrival of new mobility and increased delivery needs that local land-use planners and regulators are struggling to create policies that keep pace.
As the focus on the need to address climate change grows, one major greenhouse gas emitter – natural gas – has largely flown under many people’s radar.
Local Governments and Positive Disruption: Leveraging the Sharing Economy for Sustainable Communities
The current state of America’s sharing economy is marked by increased tensions between new sharing companies and well-established business models. How local governments approach these economic disruptions will help shape the future of economic growth and how future business does business.
The major firestorms, hurricanes and mudslides of 2017 underscored the pervasive and growing urgency to improve resilience at the community level.
California is leading the charge as an implementer, innovator and model – and members of the Local Government Commission are the tip of that spear.
It’s a good time to reflect on the state of climate leadership and the role of local governments as 2017 comes to a close.
Local leaders, residents and businesses are grappling with a long list of unanswered questions about Northern CA’s deadliest and most costly wildfire.
Encouraging ridesharing and carsharing is a strategy that would address current conditions and lay the groundwork for a brighter autonomous-vehicle future.
The Local Government Commission joins forces with Path to Positive Communities to inspire and empower local engagement on climate solutions.
The retail sector lost approximately 30,000 jobs in March alone, with thousands of store closings projected through 2017.
Many cities across the country are questioning how far we’ve really come to make bicycling a substantive mode of transportation.
California has led the charge for electric vehicles with an ambitious strategy to put 1.5 million zero‐emission vehicles on the road by 2025.
As the new administration takes office in Washington, sustainability leaders across the nation have been speculating about the potential impacts on their work.
California’s housing affordability crisis is not only costly for people renting or buying homes, it weakens California’s economy as a whole.
This month, we attempt to address what the new administration might mean to leadership on climate change progress, energy and infrastructure investments.
It’s time land-use planning agencies work together and prepare a Groundwater Sustainability Plan ensuring local water and land-use decisions are aligned.
This special Livable Places Update was adapted from Rick Cole’s keynote at this year’s Ahwahnee Conference for Local Elected Officials
Rapid innovation in the mobility sector could drastically reduce driving, the need for parking, and expanded roadways.