Livable CommunitiesAARP Public Policy Institute
AARP seeks to improve older adults’ quality of life by promoting the development of safe, accessible and vibrant environments often called livable communities. Livable communities policies address issues such as land use, housing, transportation and broadband — all of which facilitate aging in place.
The Livability Index scores communities across the U.S. for the features, services and amenities that impact your life the most.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new funding opportunities for specialized transportation services.
The availability, affordability and variety of housing options is inextricably connected to the overall quality of life in a community.
Much of the work of the Public Policy Institute’s Livable Communities team is crosscutting in nature, covering the topics of land use, transportation and housing under a single title. It also includes emerging work on the linkage between health and community environments.
The Via RecreActiva: A Successful Open Streets Program
Via Recreativa is Guadalajara, Mexico’s Open Streets Program designed to improve the social and health of its residents.
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