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244 quick-action projects will help make communities more livable for people of all ages. 
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Lessons From Livability Leaders: Using videos, webinars, panel discussions and more, livability experts share their expertise with AARP, local leaders and anyone who wants to learn how a community can be more livable for people of all ages. Watch »


Many Rural Communities Still Can't Connect: For millions living in rural and remote places, reliable internet access simply doesn’t exist. Learn how local leaders, advocates and residents are taking the lead when internet providers won't provider service. 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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Two (Free!) Guides for Local Leaders

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

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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

Helping Retailers be Age-Friendly

From AARP Hawaii, advice for how businesses can better serve older adults

A-Z Livability Topics

CONTACT US

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

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