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The Livable Communities Initiative is working with local governments and civic groups to increase understanding and support for integrating healthy and livable community principles into current land use and promote sustainable development decisions. The Livable Communities Working Group currently publishes a quarterly e-newsletter that features models of local development projects that adhere to the tenets of healthy and livable communities.
Also just released is the Ventura County Livable Communities Brochure which highlights the 10 Tenets of a livable community applied to a current or future development project in every city in Ventura County.
Ventura County Civic Alliance Livable Communities eNewsletters
— Ventura County Livable Communities Brochure - View Brochure | Download PDF
- Ventura County’s Livable Communities addresses how housing sprawl and job sprawl can impact the long term livability of our county. With the average commute time of Ventura County Residents being one way at 27 minutes, long term economic planning is essential to plan communities which hold a vibrant economy locally.
- The Ventura County Transportation Commission conducted the Ventura County Transit Investment Study in the end of 2009 to prioritize investing in transportation projects which will bring the greatest benefit to residents of Ventura County.
The Livable Communities Act was introduced by Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) to provide solutions to improve the coordination between our housing, community development, transportation, energy, and environmental policies to help create better places to live, work and raise families.
The DOT, HUD and EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities On June 16, 2009, EPA joined with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to help improve access to affordable housing, more transportation options, and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment in communities nationwide. On June 16, 2009, EPA joined with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to help improve access to affordable housing, more transportation options, and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment in communities nationwide. Through a set of guiding livability principles and a partnership agreement that will guide the agencies' efforts, this partnership will coordinate federal housing, transportation, and other infrastructure investments to protect the environment, promote equitable development, and help to address the challenges of climate change.