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Green and Thriving Neighborhoods

Learn about flexible and collective city planning, rooted in community engagement, and how this approach can help create safe, vibrant and healthy neighborhoods.

Neighborhood-scale planning can be a powerful agent of change. A good neighborhood is a place where people can easily and safely meet their daily needs; find green and open spaces for recreation; and access high-quality schools and childcare facilities, as well as affordable and sustainable transportation and housing. Neighborhoods can pursue integrated urban planning at a smaller, less complex scale than cities – these flexible and people-centered approaches encourage designers, citizens and local authorities to collaborate to create vibrant, inclusive and attractive communities.