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The 2018 edition of Where We Live: Communities for All Ages — 100+ Inspiring Examples from America's Local Leaders features more than 200 articles and photographs of inspiring programs, people and places throughout the United States. (We also explain how the Experienced Class enhances communities through its skills and life lessons, influence and involvement.) Learn how to get your free copy. »
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We'll be gathering in North Carolina from November 12-14 for our 6th Annual gathering. Registration opens this summer. Learn more
The AARP Community Challenge funds projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for all residents. The application period is closed. Winners will be announced this summer
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
6 workbooks with strategies and solutions that make a community great for people of all ages
Order or download the free guides
Download our poster about the features of a livable community (available in five languages)
The Livable Economy Report and Infographic
More than 250 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 visual portfolio of placemaking tools and urban, suburban and rural before-and-after transformations
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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