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Check out our Heart & Soul Implementation Guides, which outline on-the-ground action designed to better prepare your town for successful implementation of a range of planning goals. Here are the first five in a series of ten Implementation Guides, which will ultimately be published along with the Heart & Soul Handbook.
The character of a community can inspire civic pride as well as economic vitality. Use this Guide to identify actions that could enhance your community’s distinctiveness and sustainability.
Local governments are learning that a cooperative, transparent approach is more effective and efficient than a closed-door approach. Use this Guide to support your community’s progress toward good governance.
Housing choice and affordability can attract positive growth and support diverse community relationships. Use this Guide to build your community’s opportunities for accessible housing for all ages and backgrounds.
Local businesses and employment are the cornerstones of any prosperous community. Use this Guide to prepare your community to steward its local economy long into the future.
A strong sense of community generates social capital in the form of volunteerism, civic engagement and a high quality of life. Use this Guide to understand and foster the special attributes that make your town a great place to live.