Apply for Free Technical AssistanceThrough a grant to Project for Public Spaces from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Communities under their Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program, Livability Solutions will be offering free technical assistance workshops to 6 to 12 communities around the country, enabling local governments and communities to implement changes that will move them along the road towards smart growth and sustainability. This technical assistance will take the form of one- to two-day workshops in one or more of our unique suite of livability tools. Each assistance will be led by one or more of our experienced coalition members.
Highways to ‘Destination Streets’: Blue Springs, MO With funding from U.S. EPA's Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program, Livability Solutions partner Congress for New Urbanism organized a Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfare Practitioners Training workshop for planners, engineers, and community leaders in June 2012.
Recovering Rich Roots and Vibrancy: Colfax Avenue, COOver the last decade, local government, businesses, and community leaders have been working to restore Colfax to its former glory as a vibrant, pedestrian and transit friendly street that bustles with people and commerce.
Big Steps to More Walkable Communities in ArkansasWith obesity rates that are among the highest in the country – more than 65 percent of adults and 38 percent of children are either obese or overweight – the Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention works across the state to help make it easier for Arkansans to be physically active and to eat healthier.