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P.S. Here Are Some Project Ideas
June 27, 2017  
AARP
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Get Ready, Get Set, Go!
Great communities take time to build and sustain. But "quick actions" can be a critical spark for longer-term progress. That's why we're funding ready-to-go projects (i.e. whatever is proposed needs to occur, be built or fully implemented no later than November 1). Yes, we're serious about the need for speed.
EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 15
P.S. Think Pop-Ups
We know that smart, permanent livability changes, improvements and solutions take time. But temporary "pop-up" programs, projects and demonstrations are good ways to get to yes.
READ ABOUT THESE EXAMPLES
Livability News & Notes
Find Inspiration — Check out these micro-grant-winning grassroots projects “aimed at getting communities walking and creating more safe, accessible and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active.” Source: America Walks ►
Have a Seat and Stay Awhile — Walkable places are of course needed, but so are “sit-able” spaces. Source: Public Square ►
Place Your Preorder — Coming this August, the second publication in our Where We Live series: Where We Live: Communities for All Ages — 100+ Inspiring Examples From America’s Community Leaders. Reserve your free copy now. Source: AARP ►
Events, Resources & More
Wanted: Smart Ideas — The 2018 New Partners for Smart Growth conference will feature eight thematic tracks to provide participants with a dynamic, hands-on learning experience. Presentation proposals wanted. Act Fast! The Deadline is June 30 ►
Walk This Way — The 2017 National Walking Summit will hit the ground running in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on September 13. Early Bird Registration Ends July 15 ►
Raise Your Voice for Healthy Kids — Grants are available to invest in ongoing state, local and tribal public policies that tackle childhood obesity through active living and healthy eating. Apply by July 21 ►
Due to the July 4 holiday, the next issue of the AARP Livable Communities e-Newsletter will be published on July 12.
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