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While planning and plotting from points worldwide, nearly 40,000 middle school students engineer solutions for the challenges that come with old age. See and read about what they've imagined
Learn what a livable community is, and how and why AARP is working with local leaders nationwide to make more places more livable for people of all ages
Learn how to make a home safe, comfortable and a great fit (in English and Spanish)
Download and Print the Worksheets
11 ways to create safe, walkable, livable communities for people of every age (in English and Spanish)
AARP Imagining Livability Design Collection
Two titles, each with 100+ inspiring ideas from America's community leaders
Place an order for the free paperback
Download our poster about the features of a livable community (available in five languages)
The Livable Economy Report and Infographic
More than 200 member municipalities. Learn which ones are on the list and how your community can join
8 Domains of Livability
The 2017 National Conference
Two free, downloadable workbooks for how to do a community walk audit and/or lead a streets and sidewalks safety workshop and event
Pop-Up Demonstration Tool Kit
Disaster Recovery Tool Kit
A six-part collection of workbooks full of strategies and solutions that make a community great for people of all ages
How Local Leaders Can Engage With Their Communities
Community Survey Template
AARP talks to policy makers, planners, politicians, experts and others involved in making communities livable for people of all ages
Q&A About Smart Growth
Q&A About Form-Based Code
A groundbreaking Oregon program is key to the search
Two Houses in One
20 Questions About Cohousing
Why '0' is a perfect score
Dangerous Places for Pedestrians
Dangerously Incomplete Streets
It helps people stay active, have fun
A Place for Gamers of All Ages
Opening Streets for Fun
See how a weekend transformation made downtown Bethel, Vermont, pop!
Take a Tiny House Tour
More Livable Slideshows
Complete Streets and Vision Zero
Community Health and Wellness
Community Outreach and Engagement
Interviews with Livability Experts
Interviews with Mayors and Managers
Livable Lessons and How-To's
Public Places and Outdoor Spaces
Stats and Facts
Surveys and Polls
Work and Economic Development
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