City, County, Community

Liveability is a human construct and it is not new. When we make judgements about places
e.g. “ I couldn’t live in this street”, “I wouldn’t mind living in this suburb” or “I wish there was
a coffee shop close by” - we are assessing / evaluating liveability – we have just never
called it that before
Liveability, sustainability, walkability, ‘quality of life’, ‘human well – being’ and many other
concepts have become the new language of planning better places to live.