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Pop-Up Recipes for Parklets and Bike Lanes

Check out eight demonstration projects that can inspire better spaces for sitting and cycling. Take a Look »

Two-way Cycle Track
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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


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


Accessory Dwelling Units

Learn 'The ABCs of ADUs'

Check out our two free publications (one introductory, the other more advanced) about accessory dwelling units and how they expand housing options for people of all ages


John Robert Smith at AARP Livable Communities Rural Workshop

Planning for a Time We 'Will Not Occupy'

A compelling, inspiring, funny and, at times, frightening address by John Robert Smith, Chair of Transportation for America.


Emily Shea (far right) and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh (far left) at a 15th anniversary event

Helping Bostonians ‘Age Strong’

The city no longer has a commission on the 'Affairs of the Elderly.' That’s a good thing. A city official explains why


Green Letts Community Tool Library

Need a Trowel? Don't Want to Buy One?

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


AARP Helps Build a Better Block

. . . in Des Moines, Iowa


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


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


Lighted Columns, Plaza, Nighttime, People, Pop Up Plaza, Livable Communities

Pop Goes a Plaza

Learn how a demonstration project in a New Jersey downtown transformed a sorry space into a destination. (Then follow the links to see other projects.)


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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