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Plus: Might an ADU Be Right for You?
September 28, 2016  
AARP
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Modern Families, Old Zoning
Gender roles and family life have changed since the 1950s. Too many land use policies have not. Urban planning professor Mildred Warner explains how daily life could be less stressful for caregivers and older adults if our spaces and places were more smartly defined.
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Making Big Sense of Small Homes
Commonly referred to as "granny flats" or in-law suites, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) can keep families close and enable people to age in place. But lots of municipalities don't allow them.
HERE'S A PLACE THEY ARE ALLOWED
Livability News & Notes
Green Spaces May Sprout a New Detroit — "No longer do we put most or all of our hopes on building massive structures like stadiums, casinos and highways. We still build those, of course, but we also pay greater attention to the finer points of pedestrian life." Source: Detroit Free Press ►
A Sudsy Solution — In several cities, school-based washing machines are boosting student attendance. Source: CityLab ►
Phone 911 When You Can, Text When You Can't — Emergency dispatch centers in nearly 40 states are accepting and responding to text message calls for help. Source: NJ.com ►
Events, Resources & More
Free Technical Assistance From Smart Growth America — Communities have until October 6 to apply for one of 10 no-cost workshops. Don't Delay! ►
Walking and Walkability in Rural Communities — It can be done! Join America Walks' free webinar on October 13, 2 p.m. (ET). Register Now ►
Get Ready to Talk the Walk — Proposals for the 2017 National Walking Summit are being accepted until December 15. Learn More ►
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