Livable Communities: A-Z Archives

Livable Communities A-Z Archive Banner contains the keys to hundreds of reports, action plans, studies, articles and more about housing, transportation, Complete Streets, walkability, livability and age-friendly places, to name just a few areas of interest. Find content lists and links by visiting our subject-based archives below.


A-Z Archives

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Age-Friendly Archive

Resources about making communities work better for older adults and, while doing so, people of all ages

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Bicycling and Bike-Friendly Communities

Communities throughout the nation are recognizing that bicycing is an efficient, healthy way for people of all ages to exercise and get around

Dangerous By Design: Incomplete Streets

Complete Streets Archive

Complete Streets (aka Safe Streets) policies encourage communities to ensure that their roads are safe for all users. (Also see the Transportation archive.)

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Economic Development Archive

Communities that are walkable, bike-friendly and great for people of all ages are great for jobs and business, too


Housing Archive

Housing needs change as we age, but it's possible for our homes and communities to change as well. (Also see related content in the Age-Friendly Communities archive.)

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Placemaking Archive

Livable communities have a sense of place. They are places to live, work and relax. They are destinations, not sprawl, places to be in, not bypass

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Public Health Archive

A population’s health and well-being is greatly influenced by having safe, healthy, livable communities

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State Stories, Plans and Reports

We haven't created or posted content about every state, but we're working on it!

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Stats and Facts Archive

Demographic information and other research about age 50+ people, including the impact of the baby boom generation on housing, mobility, healthcare and more

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Survey Results Archive

What do older adults think about where they live, how they live, how they want to live? AARP and other organizations ask those questions — and get answers


Transportation Archive

Resources about bicycle-, pedestrian- and public transit-friendly communities and initiatives. Also find related information in the Complete Streets archive

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Walkability Archive

A street that's made safer for an older adult to cross is also safer for a child, a parent pushing a stroller, a bicyclist, a jogger. A walkable community benefits everyone

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