Livability conditions impact all aspects of a person’s well-being from public safety, environmental quality, community cohesion, aesthetics, accessibility, and food access. DVRPC’s Livable Communities programs implement the Long Range Plan by working with different stakeholder groups to ensure land use decisions prioritize existing infrastructure, preserve open space and natural resources and enable more efficient provision of water, sewer, and transportation options to achieve a better quality of life for residents.
Encouraging development that includes a mix of building types and uses, a range of housing opportunities and choices, multi-modal transportation options, and inclusive community engagement.
Assisting our older suburbs and core neighborhoods become resilient, inclusive, and vibrant to improve the quality of life for residents.
Bringing together regional partners to invest in people, support businesses, and transform infrastructure to meet the needs of a changing built environment and economy.
Bringing awareness that the decisions we make regarding the built and natural environments impact public health and community and individual health outcomes.
Creating strong environmental ecosystems by providing for open and natural spaces and recreational opportunities to improve air and water quality.
Engaging with partners to improve water quality, reduce flooding, and provide stormwater management to meet federal requirements and mitigate potential natural disasters.
Achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions relies on a combination of energy efficiency, conservation, electrification, and cleaner energy sources, as well as changes in individual behavior and the built environment.