Integrating Freight into Livable Communities

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Williams, Kristine M.; Carroll, Alexandria
Portland State University Library
Transportation -- Management -- Environmental aspects; Urban transportation; Sustainable urban development; Sustainability; Transportation Engineering; Urban Studies and Planning
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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.