Created for community "influencers" — elected officials, planners, municipal staff, placemaking pros, local leaders, policy makers, citizen activists and residents — the AARP Livable Communities website contains a mix of best practices, research, ideas, slideshows, interviews, how-to's, publications and information about age-friendly efforts throughout the nation.
As the website of the AARP Livable Communities initiative, AARP.org/Livable contains informative, easy-to-understand content and resources for community leaders and involves residents. To be among the first to know when new materials are posted, subscribe to the free, weekly, award-winning AARP Livable Communities e-Newsletter.
No matter your background or level of experience, we have free, award-winning materials about livability topics as well as information about what drives AARP’s state- and locally-driven livability and age-friendly work.
Please use this guide as a roadmap to help you navigate through the rich content on our website and other resources at your disposal through AARP.
VISIT US ONLINE
- Bookmark AARP.org/Livable
- Sign-up for the free, weekly, award-winning AARP Livable Communities e-Newsletter
- Look up your community’s livability score at AARP.org/LivabilityIndex
- Follow us on Twitter: @AARPLivable
- Like us on Facebook: @AARPLivableCommunities
- Explore the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities
- Use the AARP Livable Communities Map
- Learn about (or submit a grant application to) the AARP Community Challenge
READ OUR FREE PUBLICATIONS
- Order or download our free publications: AARP.org/LivableLibrary
- Work through the six-part AARP Roadmap to Livability series
- Use the AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit to spot and solve walkability problems
- Follow the steps in Creating Parks and Public Spaces for People of All Ages
- Discover inspiring examples in the Where We Live series
- Spend time in rural America with the AARP Rural Livability Workshop Report
- See what makes a home "fit" for people of all ages with the AARP HomeFit Guide
- Understand housing needs by reading Making Room: Housing for a Changing America
- Find "recipes" for making places pop with The Pop-Up Placemaking Tool Kit
- Learn about zoning in Enabling Better Places: A Handbook for Improved Neighborhoods
- Find answers to the question “What is a Livable Community?”
- See the results of projects funded by the AARP Community Challenge
- Scroll through photos in our Slideshows
- Screen the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities training videos
- Take some Livable Lessons (the “Local Planning” series is our version of "Livability 101")
- Listen to presenters and panelists from our Workshops and Conferences (we suggest starting with Gil Penalosa, Keith Benjamin, John Robert Smith)
The weekly, award-winning AARP Livable Communities e-Newsletter provides local leaders with information and inspiration for making their town, city or neighborhood more livable for older adults and people of all ages. Subscribe today!