White House Releases Report on Livable Communities

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August 15, 2000
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Vice President Gore released a report entitled "Building Livable Communities," prepared by the White House Task Force on Livable Communities. The first half of the report describes growth-related challenges facing urban, suburban, and rural communities; highlights local examples from communities across the nation; and defines an appropriate role for the federal government to support local actions.

The second half of the report outlines the Livable Communities Initiative, a 30-point package of policies and partnerships to support local efforts to build more livable communities. The Initiative is designed to support local efforts to revitalize existing communities; expand transportation choices; improve schools and increase public safety; protect farmland and open space; and generally encourage economic prosperity consistent with a high quality of life.

You can either read the report online or order a copy at www.livablecommunities.gov.

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July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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