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Livable Communities

Livable communities are the alternative to the wasteful and ugly sprawl and urban decay that is destroying America's cities, towns and countryside.

Livable communities are places where families are healthy, safe and economically secure. They are places that embody "smart growth" principles, including:

Transportation

Transportation choices play a major role in quality of life, influencing everything from access to economic opportunities to environmental quality and community safety. Building transportation choices in communities means providing access to federal funding as well as ensuring the flexibility to use transportation dollars to best fit local needs.

Environment

The Committee for a Livable Future supports legislation that promotes clean energy, fight global warming, and encourage more efficient use of valuable natural resources.

The Committee is passionate about having the federal government act as a better partner to help local communities improve watershed health and protect open space.