Plus: An Unconventional Love Story
March 8, 2017  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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How Livable Is Your Community?
The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that most impact the lives of residents.
(If you’ve calculated your community’s numbers before, try it again with the tool’s updated data.)
Policies That Improve Livability
Complete or safe streets initiatives, housing trust funds and livable wages are among the policies elected officials can enact to improve the communities they serve.
Livability News & Notes
Policies That Benefit Health and Well-Being — While we’re policy-wonking, learn which policies are having a real, lasting impact on the quality of life in the nation’s 40 largest cities. Source: CityHealth ►
Build a Better Burb — With some reconfiguring and retrofitting, suburbia has the potential to meet the growing demand by both boomers and millennials to live and work in walkable places. Source: Public Square ►
This Unconventional Love Story Will Make You Cry — A young actor moves his ailing, octogenarian neighbor into his apartment so he can provide the 24-hour care she needs. Source: ►
Events, Resources & More
Advancing Neighborhood Change Through Equity and Inclusion — Join America Walks on March 21 for a webinar about the ways new development can protect and promote a community’s identity and culture. Register Now ►
The Achievement Awards — The National Association of Counties (NACo) wants to recognize innovative county government programs. Apply by March 27 ►
Mayors Are Talking — A survey by AARP and the U.S. Conference of Mayors provides insight into how the leaders of more than 100 towns and cities are thinking about and planning for their increasingly aging populations. See What They Say ►