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The federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities has developed six livability principles to encourage more sustainable economies, environments, and social opportunities and to guide regions in their planning efforts.

Livability Principles

  • Provide more transportation choices
  • Promote equitable, affordable housing
  • Enhance economic competitiveness
  • Support existing communities
  • Coordinate and leverage federal policies and investment
  • Value communities and neighborhoods

A regional visioning process will translate these general livability principles into distinct goals that make sense and are achievable in our region. The visioning process will identify the long-term goals that stakeholders and residents have for the Gulf Coast and will include stakeholder interviews, a region-wide public survey and public workshops. Each of these stages will be announced in advance to encourage broad-based participation.