Think Livability is Reserved for Big Cities? Well, Check This Out.


Transportation for America is highlighting small towns across America that have embraced livability and smarter design. The goal is to show that smart growth and sustainable urban planning are not restricted only for bigger cities. Smaller communities can implement better design to benefit all of their residents. The post puts forth that “while some of these communities face formidable threats – from job losses and shrinking populations to disappearing farmland and strained resources – their leaders have forged collaborations and created plans that are growing economies, benefiting people and protecting the land and lifestyles treasured by residents and non-residents alike.”

The communities highlighed thus far are: Huron, SD; Menominee Indian Reservation, WI; Cache Valley, UT; and Laconia, NH. Has your community embraced livability?

About Beata Bujalska

Beata Bujalska is the former Campaign Coordinator for Renew Lehigh Valley. She currently lives in Panama, a place that fascinates her due to (among other reasons) its recent development boom.

Posted on August 31, 2010, in Public Infrastructure, Trends, Urbanism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Just found your blog on Streetblogs.org. I used to live in rural PA before moving to Baltimore – still have fond memories of the place. It’s great to see sustainable policy in small towns – it’s not just a big city thing.

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