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By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Committee on Geography, Committee on Identifying Data Needs for Place-Based Decision Making

"Quality of life"..."livability"..."sense of place." groups throughout the United States are striving to outline those phrases and to carry them to existence, as they make judgements approximately transportation platforms and different facets of making plans and improvement. "Community and caliber of lifestyles" discusses very important strategies that undergird group existence and provides suggestions for collaborative making plans throughout house and time. The booklet explores livability as an ensemble suggestion, embracing notions reminiscent of caliber of position and sustainability. It discusses how you can degree the "three legs" of livability (social, financial, ecological) whereas accounting for politics and private values.And the ebook examines tips on how to translate huge principles approximately livability into instructions for policymaking. It explores position as greater than position, together with the ordinary, human-built, and social environments. The publication discusses the effect of inhabitants adjustments through the years, the hyperlinks among neighborhood and native identification, and different matters. It presents instruments for determination making in transportation and group making plans. It reports a number of selection versions and instruments akin to geographic details structures (GIS) - in addition to private and non-private assets of suitable info. together with numerous case examples, this ebook could be vital to planners, making plans determination makers, making plans educators and scholars, social scientists, group activists, and contributors.

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Among these are decision makers, from local to national levels, including citizens and citizen groups. Since this report discusses data needs for place-based decision making, another audience includes the federal agencies that provide these data to the public. One strategy for assisting communities in making complex decisions begins with a survey of what data and tools currently exist and where these key data reside. Information relevant to transportation, land-use planning, and economic development can be found in dozens of agencies and organizations, each of which uses different planning aids, ranging from a simple map to state-of-the-art GIS tools.

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Often such features acquire their role in place legibility slowly over time and as a function of utilization patterns. Place and Community. Place is not the same as community, since a community (of interest, of shared identity) can exist without propinquity, or nearness, among its members. A modern example might be a group of researchers or enthusiasts who communicate via the Internet. Commu- INTRODUCTION 19 nity is a fundamental element of the sense of place, however, and indeed forms a critical part of the “social capital” of most places.

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