Livable Communities: More Livability
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.
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.
Land Use & Crosscutting Livable Communities Themes
Supportive mixed-use and transit-oriented development policies, urban design guidelines, and revised zoning and building codes can improve the physical design of communities to better meet the housing, mobility and social needs of residents, including older adults.
- Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livable Communities Policies and Practices
- Preserving Affordability & Access in Livable Communities: Subsidized Housing Opportunities Near Transit & the 50+ Population
- What Is Livable? Community Preferences of Older Adults
- Opportunities for Creating Livable Communities
- Beyond 50.05: A Report to the Nation on Livable Communities: Creating Environments for Successful Aging
- Livable Communities: An Evaluation Guide
- Active Living for All Ages: Creating Neighborhoods Around Transit
- Different Generations, Similar Desire for Walkable Communities
- Aging in Community: City Planners Get on Board to Help Lead the Way
- 10 Principles for Creating Age-Friendly Communities
- AARP Livable Communities at AARP.org/livable
- AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities
- AARP Livable Communities Policy
- AARP Livable Communities Research
- AARP Livability Index
- Twitter: @AARPLivable, @AARPpolicy, @AARPresearch
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