Community-Design Tools

Good community design can help bridge the gap between sprawling streetscapes and the growing market for pedestrian-friendly environments. The way a community is designed can impact transportation options, community livability, the business climate, and sense of place.

The Community-Design Tools section of the toolbox provides community design strategies that move toward “an architecture of place.” This approach considers the value of designing places that are dynamic and reflect community changes, oriented toward people not cars, reflective of a town’s architectural and cultural heritage, visually attractive and enjoyable, accessible and inclusive, and economically vibrant.

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