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Lessons From Livability Leaders

Experts in housing, transportation, public spaces and economic development have provided guidance to AARP staff and local leaders. Learn what's been achieved »

Livable Lesson Projects

(1) A park audit workshop in San Jose, California (2) A demonstration project in Old Orchard Beach, Maine (3) A tabletop model of a proposed park for older adults in Frederick, Maryland (4) A planning workshop in West Hollywood, California (5) A "Missing Middle" Housing tour in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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FROM THE LIVABLE LIBRARY

Take a Look Inside Our 'New Home'

Available at AARP.org/HomeFit » 

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

STATS AND FACTS

U.S. Census Bureau Chart

America is an Aging Nation

The population of older adults is getting larger — and older. By 2034, older adults will outnumber children. See these and similar population projections.

PUBLICATIONS

Livable Library

Livable Library

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

LIVABLE LESSONS

AARP Walk Audit Worksheets

AARP Walk Audit Worksheets

Download, print and use this single-sheet documents to turn a routine walk into a helpful, community-improving data collection activity

SLIDESHOWS

Missing Middle Housing - Fourplexes

Missing Middle Housing

These walkable, mid-sized, often multifamily and once common residences are very much needed and too hard to find

TRANSPORTATION

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

Accessory Dwelling Units

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

The Pop-Up Placemaking Tool Kit

The Pop-Up Placemaking Tool Kit

Projects that inspire change — and improve communities for people of all ages

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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

A-Z Subject Archive

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