Measuring the Performance of Livability Programs

This report analyzes the performance measurement processes adopted by five large “livability” programs throughout the United States. The report entails a comprehensive literature review of the current research on performance measurement methods from the perspective of various stakeholders including the public and government agencies. Additionally, the results of this literature review are used to examine the actual performance measures of the target programs from the perspective of different stakeholders. The analysis revealed that programs commonly measure sources and uses of funds, volume of development activity, changes in land value, and jobs created. While some programs characterize the development activity based on livability criteria (e.g., percent affordable) most programs do not capture all of their customers’ livability goals in their development activity statistics. Beyond these commonalities, factors reported across programs are very diverse.

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    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mineta Transportation Institute

    San Jose State University Research Center
    210 N. 4th Street, 4th Floor
    San Jose, CA  United States  95112

    California Department of Transportation

    Division of Research and Innovation
    1227 O Street, MS-83
    Sacramento, CA  United States  94273-0001

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Haas, Peter J
    • Fabish, Lisa
  • Publication Date: 2013-7


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;

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  • Accession Number: 01490184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTI Report 12-06
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC21
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2013 10:28AM