Livable 21st Century Cities
While the term 'livable community' often evokes an image of pleasant
neighborhoods, inviting parks and friendly people, a city's economic
health is equally important to its livability. Without jobs, few residents
will choose to remain in those neighborhoods. Without thriving businesses,
the local government will be unlikely to have the tax base to maintain
those parks. Continuing economic vitality is also an important part
of a community's sustainability over the long term.