"Quality of life"..."livability"..."sense of place." Communities across America are striving to define these terms and to bring them to life, as they make decisions about transportation systems and other aspects of planning and development.
Community and Quality of Life discusses important concepts that undergird community life and offers recommendations for collaborative planning across space and time. The book explores:
Including several case examples, this book will be important to planners, planning decision makers, planning educators and students, social scientists, community activists, and interested individuals.
National Research Council. 2002. Community and Quality of Life: Data Needs for Informed Decision Making. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/10262.
|1 Concept of Livability and Indicators||23-54|
|2 The Importance of Place and Connectedness||55-76|
|3 Measurement and Analysis of Livability||77-102|
|4 The Decision-Support Process||103-130|
|5 Data and Analysis Tools||131-152|
|Appendix A Federal Data Provision||153-166|
|Appendix B Workshop Agenda and Participants||167-170|
|Appendix C Identifying Data for Place-Based Decision Making||171-174|
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