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Livability 101

Livability 101, published December 2005.
Cover images: Courtesy of the Department of Planning and Permitting, City and County of Honolulu, Illustrations by Steve Price-Urban Advantage and coordination by Harrison Bright Rue, Citizen Planner Institute

Livability 101 for Communities
Livability 101 offers communities the resources to develop a vision for the future and enables them to be engaged in a successful process with the expertise offered by the architectural profession. As designers of the built environment, architects play an important role in shaping our communities. Their design affects our safety, health, and the environment as well as the quality of life in our neighborhoods, towns, cities, and regions. This publication seeks to strengthen the relationship of citizens and architects by sharing a common vocabulary to create a sustainable framework for building more livable communities.

Livability 101 for Architects
Livability 101 engages architects as members of their communities, to use and share their knowledge, skill, and experience to participate in civic life. Architecture expresses the values of society and has the power to enrich the human spirit and ensure livability for this and future generations. Livability 101 provides architects with the necessary vocabulary and elements needed to empower communities and make decisions that will shape more livable communities.

Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, Hon. SDA
Team Vice President, AIA Community

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A Sense of Place
- William Gilchrist (PDF 440 KB)
Mixed-Use Development
- James A. Moore, PhD, AIA (PDF 460 KB)

- David D. Dixon, FAIA (PDF 465 KB)

Effective Planning for Regional Transportation
- Soren D. Simonsen, AIA, AICP, LEED AP (PDF 425 KB)

Street-Savvy Design
- Ellen VAnderslice, AIA (PDF 444 KB)

Physical Health and Community Design
- David Allison, AIA, and Dina Battisto, PhD (PDF 405 KB)

Public Safety, Personal Security
- Barbara A. Nadel, FAIA (PDF 413 KB)

A Sustainable Approach to Neighborhood and Regional Development
- Daniel Williams, FAIA (PDF 423 KB)



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