Community Livability: Issues and Approaches to Sustaining the Well-Being of People and Communities, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Community Livability

Issues and Approaches to Sustaining the Well-Being of People and Communities, 2nd Edition

Edited by Fritz Wagner, Roger W. Caves

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210 pages | 18 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

Preface

ROBERT WHELAN

PART I

Understanding of Livability

1 Montrealism or Montréalité? Understanding Montreal’s Unique Brand of Livability

ANNE-MARIE BROUDEHOUX

2 Most Livable Pittsburgh

SABINA DEITRICK

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

FUMIHIKO SETA

PART II

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

KATHARINA SOEPPER-QUENDLER

PART III

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

Index

About the Editors

Fritz Wagner has a doctorate in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Washington. On completion of his degree he moved to New Orleans where he joined the University of New Orleans. During his 28 year tenure at the University of New Orleans, he served for 20 years as Dean/Director of the College of Urban and Public Affairs. In 2002, he joined the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington.

Roger W. Caves is Professor Emeritus of City Planning, School of Public Affairs, San Diego State University. He received his doctorate in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware in 1982. He has authored and edited many planning volumes including Exploring Urban America: An Introductory Reader (1995) and Livable Cities from a Global Perspective (2018) with Fritz Wagner. His research areas include urban planning, direct democracy, smart cities, housing and information technology, and community development.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC008000
ARCHITECTURE / Landscape
SOC026030
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban