Creating Green, Sustainable Communities



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Great Examples of Livability Across the U.S.
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Hiawatha Light Rail, Minn.
More transportation choices, access to affordable housing, and coordinated federal investments in local priorities to improve the quality of life in your communities: thatís what livability is all about. Click on photo for great examples across the U.S.




What does Sustainable Transportation Look Like?

Transit-Oriented Development: Building Healthier, Greener, Accessible Neighborhoods

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Supporting Sustainable Rural Communities

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DOTís Transformational Investments in Projects to Rebuild and Strengthen Communities

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Transportation, Housing and Energy Go
Hand-in-Hand to Build Better Communities

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Our Six Livability Principles
  • Provide more transportation choices
  • Expand location and energy-efficient housing choices
  • Improve economic competitiveness of neighborhoods
  • Target federal funding toward existing communities
  • Align federal policies and funding
  • Enhance the unique characteristics of all communities
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