Let us know what your thoughts are on the question: What characteristics define a family friendly community ?
The American Planning Association conducted a survey on family friendly communities and their results are at: APA Survey Results
Some interesting quotes from the APA presentation:
"Families are the most likely population group to reinvest in their community through time, money, and other forms of civic engagement."
"Families are important to growth, sustainability, and diversity. They build vibrant communities."
From the National League of Cities: “Strong cities are built on a foundation of strong families and empowered neighborhoods that support every child.”
From Jaime Lerner, former three-time mayor of
One of the goals of the Human Life Project® is to write down a list of features for the "ideal" family friendly sustainable community. Hopefully we will get to this in the near future, but for the moment, these features will have to be inferred from the other postings.