Livable Communities – Community Conversation

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Starting a Community Conversation

The first step in making a community more livable is convening community stakeholders for a thoughtful conversation. To get started:

  • Personally invite community residents, including a broad range of local and regional leaders from across sectors, including representation from private businesses, nonprofits, and religious institutions, among others.
  • Select conversation facilitators who can remain neutral, build trust, and push participants to consider different perspectives.
  • Provide an overview of the community’s demographic composition and describe the concept of a livable community.
  • Lead the conversation and identify themes for further inquiry.