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H-GAC's Livable Centers Program conducts planning studies that identify specific recommendations, such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, that can help facilitate the creation of Livable Centers. Each study focuses on how to move these recommendations forward to implementation.
Livable Centers Implementation can take many forms, including on the ground projects build by public or private entities, as well as policy changes or additional planning work. Implementation is an integral component of a successful Livable Centers program and helps move the studies vision to reality.
Less Time on the Road: By concentrating destinations, Livable Centers study areas reduce an estimated 416,541 single-occupancy vehicle trips daily.
Employment Opportunities: From 2009-2013, Livable Centers study areas saw 17.5% job growth, outpacing the overall 8-county region’s job growth rate of 11.7%.
Economic Impact: As of May 2015, a total of $197,041,186 in locally sponsored capital improvements had been made in Livable Centers study area. An additional $272,146,008 are planned or programmed.
Livable Centers Implementation Report
Published in 2016, this report looks at benefits of creating Livable Centers, economic impacts, successes, and project cost summaries of implemented Livable Centers projects in the H-GAC area.
Houston-Galveston Area Council