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Livable Communities
Dangerously Incomplete Streets
Take a look at the photos in our award-winning slideshow. Then think about the roadways near you. There's a good chance you’re encountering similarly hazardous streetscapes.
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It’s Time to “Disrupt” How We Get Around
In an excerpt from her new book, AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins explains why (and how) the nation’s transportation systems and infrastructure need to change.
Creating an Intergenerational Community Garden
With fresh produce hard for many residents to come by, neighbors in a remote Vermont city get down and dirty to grow their own salad fixings. (Pictured: One week’s harvest.)
Livability News & Notes
Attention Local Leaders: Are you an elected official in a rural community and interested in smart growth strategies? If so, the Rural Leaders Network wants to hear from you. Source: Smart Growth America ››
Urban Parks: See how random parcels of land, abandoned military bases, storm-water systems, rail lines, bridges and more are being transformed into great public places. Source: National Geographic ››
Experience Wanted: Florida’s capital city seeks boomers because, says an official, “Active seniors don’t tax the infrastructure, don’t cost a lot to serve" and “they help the local economy." Source: Tallahassee Democrat ››
What’s Your Rank? Communities in California, Colorado, Florida and Maine rank highest in well-being. Locations in Ohio and West Virginia are among the lowest. Source: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index ››
One-Stop Shopping: The new People’s Design Library provides online access to guides and planning documents for a range of community and public space issues. Source: CityLab ››
Events, Resources & More
Safe Streets: “Complete Streets” policies and practices make roadways safer for all users and people of all ages. Learn How ››
AARP Livability Index: Find the livability score of any address in the U.S.
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21st Century Housing: Submissions for the Redefining Home: Home Today, Home Tomorrow Design Challenge will be accepted until April 29. Enter ››
Aging-in-Place: Have an innovative solution that will help low-income older adults live safely, independently and comfortably in their homes and communities? Apply to the AARP Foundation Aging-in-Place $50K Challenge before May 2. Submit ››
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