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November 1, 2017  
AARP
Livable Communities Newsletter
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An ‘Unexpected’ Way to Enliven a
Southern Downtown
Fort Smith, Arkansas, made a big bet on public art — and it paid off!
SEE HOW, HERE
Storm Drains That Send a Message
By painting the town red (and other colors), artists in Fairbanks are helping keep Alaskan waters clean.
AND SEE HOW, HERE
Livability News & Notes
Age-Friendly Parking Spots — It’s not unusual to see signage for accessible parking or reserved spots for expectant mothers. Might parking for older people be next? Source: TheJournal.ie ►
Worst-Case Housing Needs — A 2017 report to Congress documents the increasing challenges faced by very low-income renters who receive no housing assistance, face severe housing cost burdens and reside in severely inadequate housing. Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ►
No More ‘Nutella Shops’ — Concerned that the urban core is losing its livability for locals, the Netherlands’ capital city of Amsterdam doesn’t want any more tourist-oriented businesses. Source: CityLab ►
Events, Resources & More
More From Where We Live — The first two articles in this newsletter are from the “Arts, Entertainment and Fun” chapter of the new (free!) AARP book Where We Live: Communities for All Ages — 100+ Inspiring Ideas From America’s Community Leaders.
Download or Order the Book ►
Much To Do About Water — The Mayors Innovation Project has created two new, much-needed resource collections: Building Rain Resilience and Integrated Water Management: A Guide for City Leaders. Learn More ►
Last Call! — Attention community leaders and livability advocates: If you want to join us in Dallas for the 5th annual AARP Livable Communities National Conference, here’s your last chance. The gathering begins on November 14. Register Right Now ►
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