Plus: Creating Change in 100 Days or Less
July 12, 2017  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Our Call for Proposals
We’re accepting session ideas for the 5th Annual AARP Livable Communities National Conference, to be held in Texas on November 14, 15 and 16. Submissions will be accepted until Monday, August 14.
Creating Change in 100 Days
Quick, frequent wins keep community stakeholders and residents engaged, build momentum and get the work done.
Livability News & Notes
Hidden Figures — This videotaped webinar explains how to “do the math” for a proposed development. Source: Strong Towns ►
After Doing the Math — A growing town discovers it’s cheaper to pay for Uber rides than create a bus system. Source: How Stuff Works ►
The 109-Hour Work Week — “There’s not a single state, county or metro area in which a simple two-bedroom rental is affordable to a person working 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, at the local statutory minimum wage.” Source: City Lab ►
Events, Resources & More
AARP Challenges You — Livable communities for people of all ages take time to build and sustain. But “quick actions” can be the critical spark for longer-term progress. That’s why we’re spearheading a community challenge to fund projects that can help build momentum. The July 15 Deadline Is Just Days Away! ►
Place Your Preorder — Coming in August from AARP: Where We Live: Communities for All Ages — 100+ Inspiring Examples From America’s Community Leaders. Reserve Your Free Copy ►