Plus: 7 Ways to Build Bonds Across Generations
October 26, 2016  
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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.
Livability News & Notes
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. Source: NextAvenue ►
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. Source: Wicked Local ►
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. Source: CityLab ►
Events, Resources & More
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 ►