Economic development and increasing housing choices go hand in hand. Economic, housing, social well being, equity and environmental policies work together to create vibrant, welcoming and diverse communities. Where possible, the goal should be to create Town Centers that are walkable, green, offer a mix of uses, and provide welcoming neighborhoods for people of all ages, backgrounds, and income levels. To be successful, this requires expertise, planning, and coordination among town leaders, commissions and community members.

Goal 2A: Create a work group of CoDE members who can focus on this ambitious goal and create specific action steps to pave the way for its actualization in our communities.