Livability Sources

Source information includes category, attribute, indicator, source, hyperlink, and Livability Index version when last updated.

 

Housing

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Neighborhood

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  • Mixed-use neighborhoods, TOD programs: Reconnecting America, 2010 Inventory of TOD Programs; National Conference of State Legislatures; U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER), Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA), or New Starts/Small Starts programs; Federal Transit Administration's 2015 Pilot Program for TOD Planning Grants, http://reconnectingamerica.org/inventory/index.php, v2017

 

Transportation

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  • Convenient transportation options, Frequency of local transit service: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2017 National Transit Map, https://www.bts.gov/content/national-transit-map, v2018
  • Convenient transportation options, Walk trips: Walk trips are modeled based on data from the Federal Highway Administration’s 2009 National Household Travel Survey and other sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2013 Smart Location Database, http://nhts.ornl.gov/introduction.shtml, v2015
  • Convenient transportation options, Congestion: Texas A&M Transportation Institute, 2014 Urban Mobility Scorecard http://mobility.tamu.edu/ums/ v2018
  • Transportation costs, Household transportation costs: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2014 Location Affordability Index, http://www.locationaffordability.info/lai.aspx, v2018
  • Safe streets, Speed limits: Average speed limits in a neighborhood are calculated based on 2012 private data from NAVTEQ, https://mapreporter.navteq.com/#dashboard, v2015
  • Safe streets, Crash rate: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2011-2015 Fatality Analysis Reporting System, http://www.nhtsa.gov/FARS, v2018
  • Accessible system design, ADA-accessible stations and vehicles: Federal Transit Administration, 2015 National Transit Database, https://www.transit.dot.gov/ntd, v2018
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Environment

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Health

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  • Healthy behaviors, Tobacco use: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014 data from 500 Cities project; Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2012 data from Cigarette Smoking Prevalence in US Counties: 1996-2012, https://www.cdc.gov/500cities/, v2018
  • Healthy behaviors, Obesity prevalence: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014 data from 500 Cities project and 2013 data from the Interactive Diabetes Atlas, https://www.cdc.gov/500cities/; http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/county.html, v2018
  • Healthy behaviors, Access to exercise opportunities: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, 2016 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/, v2018
  • Access to health care, Health care professional shortage areas: Health Resources and Services Administration, 2015 Health Professional Shortage Area Data, https://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/, v2018
  • Quality of health care, Preventable hospitalization rate: Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, 2014 Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, http://www.dartmouthatlas.org/, v2018
  • Quality of health care, Patient satisfaction: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2015 Hospital Compare database, https://data.medicare.gov/data/hospital-compare, v2018
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Engagement

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Opportunity

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General

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