Is Your Community Livable for People of All Ages?
July 27, 2016
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
Where We Live: The Environment
Green spaces, fresh air, clean water and litter-free
streets are essential to a livable community. See
what 16 mayors (including Atlanta's Kasim Reed,
pictured) are doing to make their towns and cities
How to Create a Parklet
In places crowded with streets and structures,
small open spaces (even those as small as a
parking spot) can provide lots of room to relax.
Speaking of Parklets
— Learn how five parking spaces in Covington, Kentucky, have
been whimsically transformed.
Revitalization Without Displacement
— Birmingham, Jersey City and Raleigh
win workshops about creating community prosperity.
Smart Growth America
A Grand Plan
— A new apartment building is being designed to make a community livable, and family life possible, for grandparents raising grandkids.
The Washington Post
— A new data-driven tool helps Americans find housing
located within easy access of jobs.
Check It Out
The Success Stories Map
— ICMA, the International City/County Management
Association, shines a spotlight on more than 100 community projects.
Take a Look
AARP Livability Index
— Calculate the score of any address in the U.S. You can, in
keeping with this newsletter's first article, even target the data to focus on a location's
Give It a Try
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