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The concept of Livable Communities has become very popular over the past ten years as various interest groups - ranging from government agencies to developers - have used this approach to reduce suburban sprawl, decrease dependence on the automobile, provide high-quality public spaces, and protect precious natural resources. Livability concepts have also become the driving force behind the programs and policies of such initiatives as sustainable development, neo-traditional development, healthy communities, and smart growth.

At the Madison County Council of Governments, we strive to provide web users with a comprehensive listing of websites related to Livable Communities. If you know of one you'd like us to add, please feel free to contact us.

Welcome to the Whitehouse
The Official Site of the State of Indiana

Historic Landmarks Foundation
GreenSense: Models of Stability
Home From Nowhere
ICLEI Home Page
Sustainable Culture Information
The Institute for Local Self Reliance
Sustainable Communities Network
Walkable Communities, Inc.
The Center for Livable Communities
Congressman Earl Blumenauer's Livable Communities Issue Pages

Partner for Livable Communities
Urban Land Institute
Congress for the New Urbanism
1000 Friends of Oregon
The Local Government Commission
Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse
Terrain: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environment
Portland Bureau of Planning
Welcome to Orenco Station
Fairview Village
Indiana Association for Economic Development
USDA Rural Development Home Page
International Downtown Association
Smart Communities Network

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Coalition for Healthier Communities and Cities
Compendium of Sustainable Development Indicator Initiatives and Publications
The New Rules Project
Sustainable America
Urban Ecology

Project for Public Spaces
Welcome to Sandy Springs, Georgia
Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.

Openair-Market Net
National Main Street Center

The Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Planning Commissioners' Journal: Planners Web

The Trust for Public Land
The National Park Service

Center for Neighborhood Technology
Welcome to Metro
Carsharing Portland
Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Sound Transit Online
Chicago Transit Authority
Institute of Transportation Engineers
Narrow Streets Database
Perils for Pedestrians
Less Traffic

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