Livable corridors are complete corridors

Measuring Livability

Livable communities are places where people have access to opportunities they can use in the pursuit of improvements to their quality of life (QOL).  Using this definition, CFA has translated Livability Principles into measurable goals to provide objective guidance and comparisons. Both “people” and “place” considerations point to both programs and capital investment strategies.  Measures for livability can be tailored to account for differences among corridors and corridor stakeholders.

Six Livability Principles and both “people” and “place” factors are measured.  A corridor types describe relative performance.

When livability opportunities are accessible, people can translate them into quality of life outcomes.

Livability has both “people” and “place” factors associated with activities (influenced by programs) and physical conditions (influenced by capital investments).  Both types of factors are assessed to describe a corridor’s strengths and needs.