What is a livable community? How do you design and develop one? What does government at all levels need to do to support and nurture the cause of livable communities?
Using a blend of theory and practice, the second edition of Community Livability addresses evidence from international, state and local perspectives to explore what is meant by the term "livable communities." The second edition contains new chapters from leading academics and practitioners that examine the various factors that constitute a livable community (e.g., the influence and importance of transportation options/alternatives to the elderly, the importance of walkability as a factor in developing a livable and healthy community, the importance of good open space providing for human activity and health, restorative benefits, etc., the importance of coordinated land use and transportation planning), and the relationship between livability and quality of life. A number of chapters focus on livable communities with case studies from an international perspective in USA, Canada, Australia, Peru, Sweden, South Korea, Japan, and Austria.
Understanding of Livability
1 Montrealism or Montréalité? Understanding Montreal’s Unique Brand of Livability
2 Most Livable Pittsburgh
3 Liveable Stockholm
STEFAN LUNDBERG, TIGRAN HAAS, & MATS J. LUNDSTRÖM
4 Livable Seoul: Village Community Building
JI HEI LEE
5 The Livable City in the Context of Depopulation in Japan
Urban and Regional Planning Issues
6 How Asheville, North Carolina Has Leveraged Livability as an Urban Development Strategy
ELIZABETH STROM & ROBERT KERSTEIN
7 The Transformation of Seattle
MARK HINSHAW FAIA FAICP
8 Toronto: A Livable City/Region
DAVID AMBORSKI & RAY LISTER
9 Vienna – Keeping it Livable
How Urban Planning Instruments Contribute to a City’s Quality of Life
Issues of Poverty, Equity & the Environment
10 Transit Expansion and the Pursuit of Equity in Development and Growth
in Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota
EDWARD G. GOETZ
11 Post-Disaster Amenity Politics: Livability, Gentrification, and Recovery in Post-Katrina New Orleans
BILLY FIELDS, PH.D.
12 Las Lomas Colonia in Texas: A Livable Community?
CECILIA GIUSTI, PH.D.
13 Lima, a Livable City
ANA SABOGAL DUNIN BORKOWSKI
14 First We Had to Make It Livable: The Affordances of Livability in Suburban Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
KATHLEEN MEE, PAULINE MCGUIRK, JILL SWEENEY, & KRISTIAN RUMING