Livable and sustainable communities are safe and healthy. They offer residents choices in where to live and how to get around.
Planning refers to how policymakers design, regulate, and manage the built environment. Land-use, zoning, and developer requirements and incentives help planners guide development patterns.
Extreme weather conditions, natural disasters, and health emergencies can devastate communities. They can destroy housing, transportation networks, businesses, and institutions.
Redevelopment reuses previously developed land to catalyze new economic growth. It can provide new housing options or community amenities.
When done well, community planning spurs economic development that helps all members of a community thrive.
Enhancing livable communities—through projects to improve transportation options, ensure more affordable and accessible housing, and build and maintain public spaces such as parks—requires both ade
Two federal programs help states provide a broad range of social services important to older adults.
Federal, state, and local consumer protection agencies all have a role in safeguarding consumers against fraud, deception, and unfair practices.
New technologies have tremendous potential to transform the lives of all people.
In cases of extremely short supply or high demand, sellers may attempt to profit from the scarcity of essential products and services.