Investments in Walkable Communities

Policy or Initiative Description

Businesses should take measures to attract residents and businesses by investing in the development of walkable communities with live-work-play spaces. Mixed-use spaces attract economic activity and residents by placing residential developments, businesses, and recreation in close proximity.


In 2003, Sugar Land, in Fort Bend County, Texas, began to develop a walkable community town square with retail, commercial, and office spaces.


“America at Work: A National Mosaic and Roadmap for Tomorrow.” Walmart.



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