Small Cottages Have a Big Impact
March 22, 2017
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
Walking Makes Strides Nationwide
A free downloadable book from
Every Body Walk! Collaborative
explains how communities throughout the U.S. are getting people out of their cars and onto their feet.
How to Lead a Walk Audit
Sometimes it takes a
leader to show a community’s leaders why the local streets aren’t walkable — and how they can be.
A Student Leader for Safer Streets
— Learn how a high school sophomore and her classmates convinced their community to make a roadway safer for all users.
The Baltimore Sun
The Lasting Appeal of “Katrina Cottages”
— Designed as attractive alternatives to the “FEMA trailers” used as temporary emergency housing, these award-winning tiny homes are influencing residential design nationwide.
New Uses for Old Schools
— Unused school buildings in several Pennsylvania cities are being renewed as housing, community centers, artist lofts, office spaces and more.
Become a Dementia Friend
— Dementia Friendly America, a collaborative that includes AARP, has launched a tool to help people understand what dementia is and how to best interact with and support individuals who are living with dementia.
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Understanding Housing Trust Funds
— As publicly funded programs that expand or preserve affordable housing options, these trusts help address the housing needs of low-income families.
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