The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsored five one day Regional Livability Workshops as a part of its Strategies for Livable Communities project. The project goal is to raise awareness of transportation linkages to livability, and to provide resources to practitioners and the public to more effectively consider livability issues within the Federal transportation planning process.1 To meet this goal, FHWA is conducting several activities:
Section 2, Workshop Overview, summarizes the workshop process and approach. Section 3, Workshop Results, covers the themes discussed during the workshops: Challenges, Solutions, Creating a Livability Primer, and Communications and Marketing. Section 4, Next Steps, outlines post-workshop activities. Two separate documents accompany this report. Appendix A includes the detailed meeting notes from each individual workshop. Appendix B is a separate PDF file of all workshop presentations. Information on accessing these documents is available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/livability/.
1 FHWA's livability initiative is part of the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities, which has outlined six livability principles, see http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/smart-growth-partnerships