Livable Communities – Vision, Mission and Values


Shaping great places for people to grow up and grow older


To convene, engage, inspire, and support local, regional and state efforts to shape more livable communities in Connecticut for residents across the lifespan


  • Accessible. Every aspect of community design and life ought to be accessible to and promote the engagement of its residents, regardless of physical or cognitive ability.
  • Choice. Communities should promote personal dignity and functional independence across the lifespan by creating a broad array of choices to meet their evolving needs.
  • Cooperative. Creating livable communities requires partnership across a wide variety of sectors, within-town collaboration across departments, and regional cooperation.
  • Equity. Everyone deserves the ability to live in one’s home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, income or ability level.
  • Intergenerational. Intergenerational communities can leverage strengths across the lifespan by linking the needs and skills of different age groups.