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When key local decisions are being made – on land use, transportation, housing and services – leaders should gather input from diverse segments of the community through robust engagement strategies. Here are a few effective public engagement strategies and best practices for engaging older residents.

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A Citizen’s Guide to Better Streets - How to Engage Your Transportation Agency (AARP and the Project for Public Spaces)
To emphasize the importance of establishing safer streets and livable communities, AARP and the Project for Public Spaces created this guide. The purpose of the guide is to show people how they can influence highway professionals to address transportation in ways that place the most value on people and on places.

Building a Livable and Senior Friendly North Carolina – Governor’s Conference on Aging
North Carolina brought together leaders from all facets of the state to examine age-related issues and recommendations. Learn how they successfully engaged stakeholders to spark innovative thinking and move forward strategically on the most effective programmatic and budget approaches.

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