Is Your Community Livable for People of All Ages?
July 27, 2016  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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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
more environmentally-friendly.
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.
Livability News & Notes
Speaking of Parklets — Learn how five parking spaces in Covington, Kentucky, have
been whimsically transformed. Source: CityLab ►
Revitalization Without Displacement — Birmingham, Jersey City and Raleigh
win workshops about creating community prosperity. Source: 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.
Source: The Washington Post ►
Events, Resources & More
Opportunity Score — 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
environmental metrics. Give It a Try ►