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SPECIAL REPORT

Before the Highway

When the interstate highway system was created in the mid-20th century, the routes isolated or destroyed urban neighborhoods nationwide, particularly those with predominantly Black or poor populations. Seven older adults who lived in those places share their memories and observations. Read »


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New: Creating Community Gardens for People of All Ages

A 32-page information- and photo-filled tool kit (plus worksheets) for neighbors and local leaders. 
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AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit

A free guide and worksheets for conducting a safety audit of streets and sidewalks — and advocating for needed change. (Disponible en español también.). 
Free for order or download »

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Disaster Resilience Tool Kit

A free, 44-page photo- and strategy-filled guide (created in collaboration with FEMA) for how local leaders can reduce risks and better protect older adults. (Disponible en español también.)

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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 and residents nationwide to make communities more livable for people of all ages

STATS AND FACTS

America is an Aging Nation

The population of older adults is getting larger — and older. By 2034, people age 65 or over will outnumber children age 17 or younger. See these and similar population projections

FREE PUBLICATIONS

Livable Library

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

LIVABLE LESSONS

Cities That Work for All Ages

Urban planning expert and livability champion Gil Penalosa explains how cities can become more equitable and sustainable

DIVERSITY, EQUITY and INCLUSION

Creating Communities for People With Special Needs

Parents are building places where their adult children with disabilities can be independent and cared for

TRANSPORTATION

See a Sample Complete Street

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

HOUSING

All About Accessory Dwelling Units

As small homes that exist on the same property lot as a single-family residence, ADUs play a major role in serving a national housing need

PLACES AND SPACES

Making Places Pop!

Recipes for projects that inspire change — and improve communities for people of all ages

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Using Improv Theater to Build Resilience and Improve Livability

Interactive performances are a time-tested tool for change

AARP Livable Communities A-Z Archive