Mission

Livable Places advanced affordable vibrant healthy Southern California communities through advocacy, innovation, and building.

A healthy community is one with:

  • Enough affordable homes for our growing population and workforce;
  • Viable transportation alternatives to driving alone;
  • A variety of home types and prices in the same neighborhood;
  • Homes, work places and commercial buildings compactly built near light rail and major bus lines;
  • Streets that are pedestrian and bicycle friendly;
  • Parks and plazas and other public gathering places in every neighborhood;
  • Public and private investment in urban neighborhoods;
  • Public participation in planning for growth.

In real estate developments, Livable Places strove to:

  • Create community;
  • Offer affordable housing to people at a variety of income levels;Use green building practices to create healthy homes;
  • Increase the opportunities for homeownership in established neighborhoods near efficient public transit;
  • Use high quality design, and
  • Reach out to the neighborhood residents.

For highlights of recent accomplishments, see our 2007 Year in Review

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