Livability Early Warning System
Partners has always been a step ahead of the game. Whether you call it an early warning system or a canary in the mineshaft, Partners has been a leader in identifying cutting edge issues that affect a community’s livability and quality of life. As a member of THE PARTNERSHIP, you will have access to these ideas and trends as they are developing and be able to use them to help your community adapt as the world changes
WHO WAS THE INNOVATOR BEHIND UNDERSTANDING THE ECONOMICS OF AMENITY? ……..PARTNERS WAS.
Partners was the organization in the forefront in promoting amenities-based planning through an urban economic development initiative entitled ―Economics of Amenity, that explored how amenities and the quality of life in a community are linked to economic development and job creation.
The result of this exploration changed the way businesses made location decisions, and gave a boost to communities to invest in an amenity infrastructure that included libraries, parks, streetscapes, and museums.
WHO WAS THE FIRST TO DEVELOP AND BEGIN TO ADDRESS AN IDEA CALLED AGING IN PLACE―AN ISSUE THAT WILL DRAMATICALLY AFFECT EVERY MAN, WOMAN, AND CHILD IN THE NEXT 20 YEARS? ……………..PARTNERS DID!
Partners has been and continues to be a major spokesperson on how to drastically redesign communities to accommodate the growing aging population. Through groundbreaking conferences and technical assistance, Partners is helping communities develop strategic plans to address specific issues affecting Aging in Place, such as housing, enrichment, funding, community redesign, health and social services, and policymaking.
WHO IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE CREATIVITY MOVEMENT IN CITIES AROUND THE WORLD? ……..PARTNERS IS!
Partners Creative City program continues to explore livability in the New Economy through the creation of 16 separate action plans in laboratory communities nationwide. Each plan is designed to set the framework for how communities can become more globally competitive by providing comprehensive information on how to harness livability, how to pay for it, the role of the central city, how to create regional collaboration, ways to create and retain skilled workers, and how to develop a 24-hour downtown.
WHO WILL CONTINUE TO BE BEFORE THE CURVE ON EMERGING TRENDS AND IDEAS IN THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FIELD? ……PARTNERS WILL!
Partners will continue to be a step ahead of mainstream community development as a result of a constant persistence towards bringing about valuable change and a belief in livability for everyone. As a result of our work with a large consortium of city and community related organizations and our on-going programs and technical assistance services, Partners is kept informed of what is happening worldwide through a large array
of topical best practices, scholarly and popular publications, articles, studies, reports, and contacts.