Plus: 13 Relatively Speedy Solutions
April 26, 2017
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
A New Face for an Old Broad
A temporary two-day, three-block makeover of Broad Avenue — a bustling-turned-blighted roadway in Memphis, Tennessee — attracted thousands of curious visitors and helped inspire businesses, bankers and builders to invest millions in the neighborhood.
Name That Curve
The bump-out pictured here has a name and a purpose. It’s one of 13 relatively low-cost, relatively speedy improvements and solutions that can make a community more livable and walkable.
Give Back, Go Forward
— That’s the name of a Bowling Green State University program that lets people age 60+ turn volunteer hours into a tuition voucher.
A New Jersey County Ends Chronic Homelessness
— And it’s the first community in the nation to do so.
They Can Hear Everything Now
— Three twentysomethings invent headphones that enable residents of assisted-living facilities to hear better at group events, such as movies, meetings, lectures and exercise classes.
The Longevity Network
The Need for Speed
— A new, one-page fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration provides all sorts of how and why information about setting speed limits.
Check It Out
We’re Giving You Two Weeks' Notice
— That’s about how much time is left for you to nominate someone for the AARP Purpose Prize. Five winners age 50 or older will receive $50,000
in honor of their outstanding contributions to make the world a better place for people of all ages.
The Deadline Is May 12!
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