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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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ABOUT US

Find information and inspiration for local leaders at AARP.org/livable

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

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: SPEAKERS

Keith Benjamin

Equity, Livability, Mobility

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

How to Effectively (and Respectfully) Help a Community in Crisis

Seven suggestions that may be helpful to the many communities now working to confront challenges around equity, access, safety and health. Read »


Age-Friendly Responses to COVID-19

Towns, cities and counties in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities are serving and protecting their older residents during the global coronavirus pandemic. Read »

SLIDESHOWS

David Bowie tribute mural

The Magic of Murals

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

LIVABLE LESSONS

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

PUBLICATIONS

The covers of eight publications from AARP Livable Communities

Livable Library

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

GETTING AROUND

An example of a Complete Street

See a Sample Complete Street

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

HOUSING

Front Door And Front Of House showing the Lawn in Oregon

Take a Tour of a 'Lifelong' Home

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

PLACES AND SPACES

Family with Milk Crate Parklet

Pop-Up Recipes for Parklets and Bike Lanes

8 demonstration projects that can inspire better spaces for sitting and for cycling

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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

LIVABLE POLICY

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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

A-Z Subject Archive

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