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5th Annual AARP Livable Communities National Conference: Day 2 Schedule

Dallas, Texas: November 16, 2017

The 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities and communities more livable for people of all ages.

  • The schedule of events for November 16, 2017 are listed below.
  • Videotaped presentations and panels — indicated with the notation (v) — can be viewed via the links below. (The breakout sessions were not videotaped.)
  • To learn about the featured speakers, click here

Urban planner and walkability advocate Jeff Speck on stage at the 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference

Photo by Doug Tayek, AARP Ohio

Click on the image or the link below to watch the keynote presentation by urban planner Jeff Speck, author of "Walkable City."


7:30-8:30 am: Early Bird Office Hours

8:30-8:45 am: Welcome! (v)

  • Eric Schneidewind, President AARP Board of Directors                                                                    
  • Jean Setzfand, Senior Vice President, AARP Programs

8:45-9:30 am: Seizing Opportunities at a Moment of Change (v)

  • Robin Chase, Transportation Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Zipcar     

9:30-10:15 am: International Age-Friendly Communities 

  • Kathleen Brasher, Principal Lead, Age-Friendly Rural Communities Program, Northeast Health Wangaratta, Australia
  • Stephanie Firestone, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP International
  • Natalie Turner, Senior Programme Manager/Localities, Centre for Ageing Better, United Kingdom

10:30-11:15 am: Towards a More Walkable Nation  (v)

  • Jeff Speck, City Planner and Urban Designer

11:30-12:30 pm: Breakout Sessions

  • Transportation Equity
  • NeighborWalks
  • Engaging Residents for Business District Improvements
  • Hear, See, Feel: How to Influence Cross-Sector Leaders      
  • Moving L.A. Into an Age-Friendly Future    
  • Future of Housing: Designing and Creating an Ageless Home        
  • The Age-Friendly Journey: From Assessment to Implementation 

12:45-1:45 pm: Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster  (v)

  • Graciana Garces, Director of Community Engagement, BakerRipley
  • Harrison Rue, Community Building and Transit-Oriented Development Administrator, City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii 

1:45-2:30 pm: Conference Highlights and Looking Ahead to 2018  (v)


All the Conference Links