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The American Rescue Plan and Older Adults: The legislation is a once-in-a-generation funding opportunity for local leaders to address current and future community needs. Learn how in this new, free report »


The 2021 AARP Community Challenge: Check out the list of 244 "quick-action" projects that will help make communities more livable for people of all ages.  Read »


Universal Design and Visitability: Learn what makes a home “visitable” and what the standards are for homes featuring Universal Design. Read »

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NEW PUBLICATIONS!

Two (Free!) Guides for Local Leaders

Learn how incremental zoning code reform and policies that allow ADUs can help local economies

Enabling Better Places: A Handbook for Improved NeighborhoodsLearn More » 

Accessory Dwelling Units: Model State Act and Local OrdinanceLearn More »

ABOUT US

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

FOCUSING ON EQUITY

Age-Friendly Work and Equity

A look at the efforts and programs being pursued by communities enrolled in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities

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

A-Z Livability Topics

CONTACT US

Email the AARP Livable Communities team at Livable@AARP.org.

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