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"Missing Middle" Housing Solutions 

Across the United States, there's a mismatch between the available housing stock and what the market wants and needs. So-called Missing Middle Housing is a critical part of the solution. See What's Missing »

Missing Middle Side-by-Side Duplex Homes
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Great Places for All Ages

Learn what a livable community is, and how and why AARP is working with local leaders nationwide to make communities more livable for people of all ages


Keith Benjamin

Equity, Livability, Mobility

Keith Benjamin, director of traffic and transportation for Charleston, South Carolina, shares his observations and makes several asks


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The United States is an Aging Nation

These population projections are why AARP has a livable communities initiative. Read »


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The Magic of Murals

See what David Bowie, Maya Angelou, Alan Jackson, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and a mermaid have in common


Green Letts Community Tool Library

Need a Trowel?

Portland, Oregon, has lending libraries filled with power drills, saws, socket wrenches, lawn mowers and all sorts of trowels


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Livable Library

Free publications to help community leaders and residents make where they live more livable for people of all ages


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See a Sample Complete Street

Follow the numbers to make a roadway safer for all users of all ages


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Take a Tour of a 'Lifelong' Home

An Oregon couple custom creates an age-friendly house. Plus: A real estate program worth replicating


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Pop-Up Recipes for Bike Lanes

5 demonstration projects that can inspire better cycling spaces


10 Tips To Help Businesses Engage With Kupuna

Helping Retailers be Age-Friendly

From AARP Hawaii, advice for how businesses can better serve older adults


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Livability Index

This interactive, online tool scores communities across the U.S. for the features, services and amenities that make for great places to live

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