Livable Communities: More Livability

Livable Communities


Many factors influence the livability of a community. As such, PPI’s work is cross-cutting in nature, covering the topics of land use, transportation, housing, and other topics under single title. Livable neighborhoods offer a variety of conveniences: access to jobs, healthy food, and services such as libraries and parks. Often a variety of destinations are within walking or biking distance, or are connected by bus routes or train lines.


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Livable Communities

Aging in Place

A state survey of livable communities policies and practices

Livable Communities

What Is Livable?

Community preferences of older adults

AARP Land Use Principles


  • Create communities with a strong sense of place
  • Promote mixed-use development
  • Enhance access  
  • Prioritize investment in sustainability
  • Foster lifelong-learning opportunities

For detailed information on our policies around Livable Communities, please see our policy book.

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