Livable communities workshop opens discussion on planning, strategic growth
by Matt Shinall
May 16, 2012 | 1872 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After listening to speakers throughout the day, participants discussed in small work groups the challenges and opportunities in applying livability concepts in their communities.
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A workshop hosted by the Appalachian Regional Commission brought public administrators and regional planners from across several states to Cartersville Tuesday to discuss livable communities and strategic growth.

Speakers gave examples of livable communities through case studies, answered questions from audience members and shared lessons learned. Officials defined a livable community in its most basic terms as a place people want to live and can afford to do so. Issues stemming from that include public services, infrastructure, jobs, transportation, recreation and available resources.

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