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Where We Live: Communities for All Ages: 100+ Inspiring Ideas from America’s Mayors

By Nancy LeaMond, Executive Vice President, Community, State and National Affairs, AARP

Where We Live 100+

Book Description

Mayors nationwide are leading the way to transform communities and revitalize neighborhoods in ways that benefit residents of all ages.  

Altamonte Springs, Fla., is subsidizing Uber rides to encourage the use of public transportation and get people off the road. Boston is building 50,000 units of affordable housing. Chattanooga, Tenn., is laying the groundwork for ultra-high-speed Internet connectivity for businesses and residences alike. And Philadelphia is working to eradicate graffiti by encouraging professional artists and young Philadelphians to showcase their artistic talent in a constructive way.

By highlighting these and many more transformative and inventive ideas, and by providing a tool kit to help make changes in your community,Where We Live: Communities for All Ages aims to inspire even more creativity and the sharing of practices nationwide.


Praise for Where We Live

“This collection of more than 100 innovative and inspirational ideas from America’s mayors is a perfect springboard for creative thinking. It can help all of us play a role in imagining new solutions to a complex challenge.”

—David Kelley, Founder and Chairman of IDEO and Founder of Stanford’s d.school


About the Author

As Executive Vice President, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, Nancy LeaMond oversees AARP’s Community, State and National Affairs group, with responsibility for driving the organization’s social mission on behalf of Americans 50+ and their families. LeaMond leads government affairs and legislative campaigns for AARP; manages public education, volunteerism, multicultural outreach and engagement; and leads major AARP initiatives that include supporting family caregivers through advocacy, education and innovative programs. She manages a team of 700 staff and more than 17,000 volunteers across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.   

LeaMond holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a master’s degree in public policy and urban planning from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is a former trustee of Smith College, a member of the KB Home National Advisory Board on home and community development and the International Women’s Forum of Washington, D.C., and serves on the Guiding Committee of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network. She was named by The Hill as one of the Top Lobbyists in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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