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Dane County, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin Announce “Great Neighborhoods” Book to Support Sustainable Living

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Joanne Haas, Office of the County Executive (608) 267-8823 or cell (608) 669-5606

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/31/2006

Issued By: County Executive
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Madison – Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and 1000 Friends of Wisconsin President Steve Hiniker today announced the release of the “Great Neighborhoods” book, a collaborative effort of the county, 1000 Friends, Madison Gas & Electric and the Madison Community Foundation.

“We already know that Dane County is a terrific place to live,” said Falk. “This book helps us understand the reasons behind that and gives suggestions for how to continue to make Dane County one of the best places to live in the country.”

"Dane County is expected to add more than 60,000 housing units by 2030. The principles of Great Neighborhoods can help citizens be actively engaged in planning for this growth and making our communities better places to live, work, and play," said Hiniker.

The 72-page color book is available now, as long as supplies last, for a price of $5.00 if picked up at 1000 Friends of Wisconsin or at the Dane County BUILD office or $10.00 if it is mailed. Great Neighborhoods gives local leaders and citizens a better understanding of the benefits of traditional “great neighborhoods,” and what goes into making a great neighborhood.

The book covers topics such as meeting the varied demand for housing in Dane County; designing streets for walking, biking and driving; mixing uses to create more active communities; environmental sustainability; and how to make great neighborhoods happen.

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