Livable Walkable Communities
What does it mean to be a Livable Walkable Community?
Livable and walkable communities put urban environments on a scale for sustainability of natural and economic resources and lead to more social interaction, and physical fitness. They diminished crime and other social problems and lead to whole, happy, healthy lives for the people who live in them.
Have you ever thought about how livable and walkable your community is? These resources can help you and other community members assess your community and make necessary changes to improve the health and wellness of your community.
The updated 2012 New Hampshire Livable Walkable Communities toolkit has been prepared for use statewide as a resource for incorporating livable, walkable community principles into local, state and regional planning programs, policies and statutes.
The original Livable Walkable Communities Toolkit was created in 2004 as a resource for improving the livability and walkability of New Hampshire communities. An underlying goal is to increase rates of physical activity throughout the state. Through a process of community engagement and assessment of the built environment, the Livable Walkable Communities (LWC) Program brings together citizens and stakeholders to develop and act on specific strategies to improve the livability and walkability of New Hampshire's communities.