Small Cottages Have a Big Impact
March 22, 2017  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Walking Makes Strides Nationwide
A free downloadable book from America Walks and the 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.
Livability News & Notes
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. Source: 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. Source: Public Square ►
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. Source: Newsworks ►
Events, Resources & 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. Check It Out ►
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. Learn More ►