Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Articles about the ways communities are working to eliminate disparities in order to fairly serve all residents, and especially older adults
Before the Highway
When the interstate highway system was created in the mid-20th century, the routes isolated or destroyed urban neighborhoods nationwide, particularly those with predominantly Black or poor populations. Seven older adults who lived in those places share their memories and observations
The links on this page represent just some of what's available.
Additional equity-related content can be found via the archives and landing pages for the AARP Community Challenge, the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities and AARP International's Equity by Design: Global Dialogue and Equity by Design: Principles in Action series.
LIFTING UP COMMUNITIES
Carol Coletta, Memphis River Parks Partnership, "Invest in Change: Making Places That Work for Everyone" (2019)
Keith Benjamin, Director of Traffic and Transportation, Charleston, SC: 'Equity is a Tailored Strategy That Closes the Gap Between Opportunity and Access' (2018)
AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES AND EQUITY
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