Plus: Get a Look at Such a Report
November 15, 2017  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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How to Create an Annual Report That People Will Want to Read
Pow! Kaboom! Suwanee, Georgia, punches up its yearly accounting of revenues and expenses.
Now Take a Look at That Report
People of all ages will be entertained by the City of Suwanee’s fiscal year 2016 reporting.
Livability News & Notes
Tech as a Key to Citizen Connections — The mayors of Austin, Louisville and Raleigh explain how each has used “next generation broadband” to improve civic engagement and participation. Source: Government Technology ►
A Safer Way to Walk — To help avoid falls and isolation during Maine’s icy winter weather, the Age-Friendly Committee of Augusta is having driveway sand delivered to the homes of people who are age 60 and over. Source: WABI-TV ►
A New Way to Walk — Toyota is testing a combined rolling, talking robot and personal mobility device called “Concept i-Walk” that could potentially help people with walking difficulties get around. Source: ►
Events, Resources & More
We’re Award-Winning! — The new (free!) AARP book Where We Live: Communities for All Ages — 100+ Inspiring Ideas From America’s Community Leaders is the winner in the Special Publication category of the 2017 MIN Editorial & Design Awards and is a Gold Award winner in the Special Issue and Book categories of the 2017 MarCom Awards. Download or Order the Book ►
Engaged Cities Need Apply — The first-ever Engaged Cities Award is accepting applications from cities with populations of 30,000 or more that “successfully engage citizens to help create and implement solutions to pressing local problems.” Three winning cities will be chosen, with the grand prize-winner receiving $100,000. The deadline is January 5, 2018. Learn More ►
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday next week, the AARP Livable Communities
e-Newsletter won’t publish again until Wednesday, November 29.