June 22, 2016
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
In Search of the Missing Middle
Between cramped city apartments and suburban McMansions, there's ...
? Architect Daniel Parolek explains why mid-sized, walkable new housing disappeared and how we can get it back.
Understanding Form-Based Code
Learn how zoning defined by the shape and relation of buildings rather than their use creates better towns, cities and neighborhoods for people of all ages.
America is Aging
—"Communities across the country must make meeting the
needs of their older residents a priority consideration as they plan for the future. This
work must proceed apace with the urgency it deserves," says a new report.
Bipartisan Policy Center
Support for "Second Homes"
— Massachusetts looks at allowing accessory
dwelling units. "It's a modest step back toward the kind of intergenerational housing
that once allowed members of extended families to take care of one another," states a newspaper editorial.
The Boston Globe
A Creative Idea
— Iowa teens compete in the annual "Can I Be Your Neighbor"
challenge to design affordable family homes.
The Des Moines Register
Vote "Yes" for Walking on June 28
— Register now for an America Walks
webinar about using local ballot initiatives to support walkability.
Wanted: Smart Sessions
— Proposals are being accepted for the 2017 New
Partners for Smart Growth Conference. Don't miss the June 30 deadline.
Call for Proposals
— AARP is hosting a conference about creating livable
communities for people of all ages. Have a session suggestion?
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