Livable and Walkable Communities
In this discussion, we hear ideas for making housing that is not just affordable, but also places where people want to live.
The U.S. government’s Sustainable Communities Partnership combines the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Transportation. John Frece, director of the Office of Sustainable Communities at the EPA, explains how they hope to make communities more walkable.
Washington, D.C., has been rated high as a walkable city. But some neighborhoods lag behind. Resident Vernice Woodland gives a walking tour of her Anacostia neighborhood and shares ideas for how she’d like to see her community develop.
Throughout the discussion we hear from:
Eric Tars, Human Rights Program Director the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty