Plus: 7 Ways to Build Bonds Across Generations
October 26, 2016
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
7 Ways to Build Bonds Across Generations
Children and older adults — and the communities they live in — benefit from shared activities and time spent together.
One House, Two Homes
From the outside, it's a single-family home. Inside, it's a residence that allows extended families to live together — and apart.
TAKE A LOOK
The Generation to Generation Campaign
— The goal: More than one million people age 50-plus will dedicate their time, talent and experience to improving the lives of young people.
The Senior "Work-Off"
— In Medford, Massachusetts, residents over age 60 can complete up to 100 hours of City Hall work in return for a property tax abatement of up to $1,000.
Future Farmers of Japan
— With the nation's experienced farmers retiring or passing away, a Tokyo-based staffing agency transforms its headquarters into an agricultural training center (complete with a rice paddy) to develop green thumbs among young urbanites.
Wanted: Big and Small Solutions
— The Knight Foundation seeks innovative and effective ways to make the 26 cities it invests in more vibrant and livable. Winning entries receive a share of up to $5 million.
Apply by November 3
How to Make Rules for Driverless Cars
— Learn that and more in Sacramento at Transportation for America's "Capital Ideas" gathering, the "premier national conference on state transportation policy."
Attend the November 16-17 Event
It's Smart to Be an Early Bird
— Registration has opened for the 16th annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, February 2-4, 2017. The theme: "Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities."
Discount Registration Through November 30
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