The Livability List: Social Media Highlights, May 15-June 4
It's sometimes hard to keep up with all the news in land use and livability. On Twitter and Facebook, 1000 Friends strives to keep you informed about what matters. But don't worry if you miss something along the way--our Livability List recaps some of our recent social media highlights.
Food.farmer.earth, an Oregon-based agricultural program, got a Youtube channel.
We launched Land Use Is to explain how land use shapes our world and affects our lives.
Atlantic Cities wrote about an overlooked part of a great neighborhood: a great pub.
We wrote about a new report which shows that walkability increases real estate values.
Grist reported on a new award for renovated existing buildings, which are often greener than new ones.
The Trust for Public Land released a “ParkScore” tool, and Portland ranked #6.
Even the military sees the value of walkability, reported USA Today, and is bringing it to bases worldwide.
Google supports walkable, mixed use neighborhoods in its hometown, wrote Smart Growth America.
Millenials and Baby Boomers both want to live in walkable places with public transportation options, USA Today reported.
We wrote about how Oregon spends $1.6 billion per year on obesity, but land use and transportation choices can help.
Professor Sy Adler discussed the roots of Oregon’s land use planning program.
Reconnecting America released a report on the importance of public transportation in rural places and small cities.