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August 17, 2016
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
Where We Live: Culture
Public art fosters creativity, provides a sense of
place and increases social engagement among
people of all ages. To learn how cultural and artistic
activities do all that and more, read this excerpt
Where We Live
, a new (free!) book from AARP.
Livability efforts can be big, small or simply silly,
like the "lawn chair" (pictured) that was literally
landscaped for a neighborhood arts festival.
Imagine You're the Mayor of a Struggling Town
— "You have an opportunity to
bring in 1,000 new residents of your choosing. You can choose 1,000 40-year-olds or
1,000 60-year-olds. Who will do more for your economy?" asks John Feather, CEO of
Grantmakers in Aging. Discover the answer.
The Huffington Post
Help Complete the Collection
— The National Complete Streets Coalition is
collecting city, county, regional and state-based Complete Streets policies. It has an
archive of almost 1,000 policies and seeks more!
Smart Growth America
Alleyways Get a Makeover
— Learn how and why cities are transforming alleys
into places of connectivity, culture and creativity.
A Livable Tour of Greater Des Moines
— Our slideshow visit to Iowa's capital
shows a city well-stocked with public art and cultural attractions.
Take a Look
What Makes a Community Livable for People of All Ages?
— We're asking.
Do you know?
Take Our Quiz
— Do you have a hard time understanding or explaining what a
livable community is? The 14 photographs in our multilingual
"In a Livable Community"
poster show and tell what livability is all about.
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