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Livability has risen, alongside sustainability, as a guiding principle for planning and policy. Promoted as the more tangible of the two concepts, livability shapes public perception and infrastructure investments in cities, as well as competition among cities for the attention of the public, investment communities, and potentially fickle and mobile human capital. This paper takes stock of the current discourse on livability, identifies two central elements that have yet to shape the assessments of livability and policies to promote it, and explores strategies for research and practice to transform the livability concept, and with it the places in which the lives and livelihoods of people unfold.
Author(s): Ruth M, Franklin RS
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Applied Geography
Print publication date: 01/05/2014
Online publication date: 14/11/2013
Acceptance date: 04/10/2013
ISSN (print): 0143-6228
ISSN (electronic): 1873-7730
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