Livable Communities Toolkit
Livable Communities Toolkit: A Best Practices Manual For Metropolitan Regions. This toolkit presents practical approaches to regional and local development. The toolkit has two sections: A Region In Balance and Tools For Towns. A Region In Balance describes actions taken by other regions around the country to encourage better growth and provides some steps we might take toward a broader statewide approach to building balanced, livable communities.
Tools For Towns covers eight development topics from agriculture preservation to rethinking zoning. For each topic, we provide a quick and easy-to-read Fact Sheet to introduce the tool and a Technical Analysis that provides more detail on the "how-to's" of that tool. The Technical Analyses provide information on what the tool can do, some of challenges, how it's been used in other places, and a model or sample zoning ordinance for easier implementation.
Livable Communities Toolkit Files