Is Your Community Livable for People of All Ages?
June 8, 2016  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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7 Ways to Make Communities
More Livable for People With
Vision or Hearing Impairments
Inclusive design and smart solutions can help prevent isolation and enable independence.
Old and New Challenges
On occasion, a step forward in transportation or the built environment can be a step backward for individuals with limited or no vision or hearing.
Livability News & Notes
Going Local — The Federal Highway Administration clears the way for streets that more safely serve local needs. Source: Smart Growth America 
At Home in Durango — By relaxing its rules about Accessory Dwelling Units, the small Colorado city has increased its supply of affordable housing. Source: CityLab 
Driverless Cars Could Make Traffic Worse — The reason, say transportation researchers, is because people will use them too much. Source: Associated Press 
Events, Resources & More
Wanted by June 30: Smart Ideas — The Local Government Commission seeks session proposals for the 2017 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference. Apply 
And the Winner Clearly Is ... — AARP Livable Communities takes home a ClearMark Award for the AARP HomeFit Guide. Read 
AARP Livability Index — Find the livability score of any address in the U.S. Do