Integrating Freight into Livable Communities

Where livability is a goal of the planning process, freight runs the risk of not being considered except as an afterthought or as something to be excluded. Yet, freight is an integral part of local economic development. Because economic prosperity is a key characteristic of livable communities, freight must be incorporated into the planning process. This study explores the relationship between freight and livability through a comprehensive literature review and case study research. The final report includes a menu of strategies and case study perspectives that highlight the importance of transportation and land use integration, interagency coordination, and context-sensitivity in freight and livability planning.

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    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
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    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Center for Urban Transportation Research, 4202 East Fowler Avenue
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620-5375

    National Institute for Transportation and Communities

    Portland State University
    P.O. Box 751
    Portland, OR  United States  97207

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Williams, Kristine M
    • Carroll, Alexandria
  • Publication Date: 2015-12


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 176p

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  • Accession Number: 01641040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NITC-RR-752
  • Contract Numbers: 01-752
  • Created Date: Jul 16 2017 7:00PM