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The Role of FHWA Programs in Livability: State of the Practice Summary

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March 21, 2011

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U.S. Department of Transporation
Federal Highway Administration


This paper is based on research conducted by ICF International with support from Renaissance Planning Group. The primary authors of this document are Harrison Rue, Kathleen Rooney, and Stephanie Dock of ICF; and Katharine Ange, Hannah Twaddell, and Amanda Poncy of Renaissance Planning Group. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) project management team and reviewers provided significant and invaluable discussion, review, and input.


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.

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