Walkable and Livable Communities Institute
The Institute’s vision is to create healthy, connected communities that support active living and that advance opportunities for all people through walkable streets, livable cities and better built environments.
The Institute’s mission is to inspire, teach, connect and support communities in their efforts to improve health and well-being through better built environments.
- We inspire by helping communities envision a better future, by sharing examples and success stories and by displaying a personal commitment to the movement.
- We teach the benefits of walkability and livability, best practices in designing for active transportation and strategies for successful civic engagement and implementation.
- We connect community members and leaders to important resources, engage them in the process, and help them communicate with each other.
- We support with ongoing guidance, educational materials and by celebrating successes widely.
The Institute was formed for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to help communities address the negative effects of the built environment on health, safety, social welfare, economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and overall quality of life.
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