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Plus: Lots of Great "Playces"
October 19, 2016  
AARP
Livable Communities Newsletter
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The Goal: No Pedestrian Deaths
Vision Zero initiatives in cities nationwide are working to make streets safer for people of all ages. (Plus: 11 safety solutions.)
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5 Questions About Vision Zero
Safe streets advocate Leah Shahum explains why "0" is a perfect score — and how more communities can achieve it.
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Livability News & Notes
U.S. Sets Goal of Zero Traffic Deaths by 2046 — The plan was prompted by a 7.2 percent jump in traffic fatalities in 2015, followed by an increasing spike this year. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation ►
101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City — A thoughtful list of what you can do on your street, in your neighborhood, at your parks, along your route, with your neighbors and in your community. Source: Curbed ►
Great Ways to Play Everywhere — Enjoy a sampling of the more than 1,000 ideas submitted to the "Play Everywhere Challenge" to make more "Playces" more fun for the young and young at heart. Source: KaBoom! ►
Events, Resources & More
Get Your Community Walking — America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are offering $1,500 micro-grants for projects that increase walking and walkability. Apply by November 18 ►
The Best and the Brightest — Every year, Next City selects 40 applicants under age 40 whose smart ideas for cities, experience in the field and ambition show great promise. The prize: An exclusive invite to the 2017 Vanguard Conference in Montreal. Apply by December 12 ►
Be a Disability Ambassador — Four scholarships are available for applicants with "disability inclusion experience" to attend the NeighborWorks training institute in Washington, D.C., this December. Apply soon! ►
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