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Livability in Transportation Guidebook

Planning Approaches that Promote Livability


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Federal Transit Administration
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This report was funded in part through a contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration's Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research Program. This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the USDOT in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for the use of the information contained in this document and does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trademarks or manufacturers' names appear in this report only because they are considered essential to the objective of the document. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.


This first edition of the Livability in Transportation Guidebook is based on research conducted by ICF International with support from AECOM. The primary authors of this document are Harrison Rue, Lisa McNally, Kathleen Rooney, Pepper Santalucia, Mary Raulerson, Jane Lim-Yap, Joel Mann, and Dan Burden, with Guidebook design by Stephanie Bogue. Significant and invaluable discussion, review, and input were provided by the FHWA and FTA project management team and reviewers.

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Updated: 10/20/2015
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