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Created for community "influencers" — elected officials, planners, municipal staff, placemaking pros, local leaders, policy makers, citizen activists and residents — the multi award-winning AARP Livable Communities e-Newsletter contains a mix of best practices, research, ideas, community resources, slideshows, interviews, how-to's and information about age-friendly efforts from places near and far. The newsletter is published on Wednesdays. Links to past issues (titled according to each edition's lead article) appear below.

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2017

  • How to Create an Annual Report People Will Actually Read (Nov. 15)
  • How to Find an Age-Friendly Home (Nov. 8)
  • What a Giant Owl and Orange Octopus Have to Do With Livability (Nov. 1)
  • The Power of Popsicles, Toilet Paper and Chalk (Oct. 25)
  • Helping Secure Safe Drinking Water in Flint (Oct. 18)
  • Vacant Lots Can Create Clean Water (Oct. 11)
  • Does Your Community Offer Mental Health First Aid Training? (Oct. 4)
  • Telecommuters: Welcome and Wanted! (Sept. 27)
  • How to Reduce Car-vs-Bicycle Crashes by 81 Percent (Sept.20)
  • Southern Maine Towns Share Solutions for Seniors and Sleepy Students (Sept. 13)
  • AARP Community Challenge Winners (Sept. 7)
  • The newsletter was on hiatus from July 26-September 7 due to website upgrades
  • Download or Order the New Where We Live  Book (July 26)
  • Slideshow: A Livable Tour of Japan (July 19)
  • Call for Proposals (July 12)
  • Ready, Set, Go! Apply to the AARP Community Challenge (June 27)
  • Why Facebook Users Really Like the Bangor Police Department (June 14)
  • Apply by June 30: AARP Community Challenge (June 7)
  • New Hampshire Says Yes to Accessory Dwelling Units (May 31)
  • Slideshow and How To: Main Street Bethel, Vermont, Gets a Makeover (May 24)
  • AARP Pop-Up Demonstration Tool Kit (and a Protected Intersection Project) (May 17)
  • Pop-Up Project: Road Diet and Plaza (May 10)
  • Pop-Up Project: Protected Bike Lanes Can Pop-Up Overnight (May 3)
  • Pop-Up Project: Streetscape Revitalization (Apr. 26)
  • Pop-Up Project: A New Jersey Plaza (Apr. 19
  • Pop-Up Project: A Montana Parklet (Apr. 12)
  • Planning a Placemaking Pop-Up (Apr. 5)
  • 20+ Ways Local Leader Can Connect With the People They Serve (Mar. 29)
  • How to Get Community Leaders Walking (Mar. 22)
  • 11 Ways to Make Streets Safe for Walking (Mar. 15)
  • AARP Livability Index: Updated (Mar. 8)
  • An Award-Winning Home Renovation (Mar. 1)
  • Slideshow: Look at These Little Free Libraries (Feb. 22)
  • Sharing Spaces: This High School Has a Senior Center (Feb. 15)
  • Welcome to the 20-Minute Village (Feb. 8)
  • What 108 Mayors are Saying (Feb. 1)
  • Slideshow: Let's Have Some Fun (Jan. 25)
  • 2016 "Dangerous by Design" Report (Jan. 11)
  • An LGBT-Welcoming Place to Call Home (Jan. 4)

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2016

  • Is Where You Live on the List? (Dec. 21)
  • Slideshow: Signs That Say So Much (Dec. 14)
  • How Block Parties Can Build Bridges (Dec. 7)
  • Extra Space, Extra Money (Nov. 30
  • Profitably Aging-in-Place (Nov. 16)
  • Talking Transportation with Gil Penalosa and Ray LaHood (Nov. 2)
  • One House = Two Homes: Multigenerational Housing and Building Intergenerational Bonds (Oct. 26)
  • 5 Questions & Answers About Vision Zero (Oct 19)
  • Tiny Houses, Tiny Tour (Oct 12)
  • How to Conduct a Community Walk Audit (Oct 5)
  • Modern Families, Old Zoning (Sept 28)
  • The Winners List: Mayors' Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets (Sept 21)
  • How Bicycle-Friendly Streets are Good for People Who Don't Ride Bikes (Sept 14)
  • Get Where We Live for Free! And Tell Us About Where You Live (Sept 7)
  • Where We Live: Community Engagement (August 31)
  • Where We Live: Neighborhood (August 24)
  • Where We Live: Culture (August 17)
  • Where We Live: Health (August 10)
  • Where We Live: Opportunity (August 3)
  • Where We Live: Environment (July 27)
  • Where We Live: Transportation (July 20)
  • Get the New AARP book Where We Live ... for Free! Plus: An excerpt of the Housing chapter (July 13)
  • Florida Works on Becoming More Walkable (July 6)
  • 5 Questions About Smart Growth — plus, Livable Lingo (June 29)
  • In Search of Missing Middle Housing (June 22)
  • Happy Father's Day, Dads! Check Out This Shed! (June 15)
  • 7 Ways Communities Can Be More Livable for People with Vision or Hearing Impairments (June 8)
  • We're Now Weekly: Shuffleboard Is Out, Pickleball Is In! (June 1)
  • Now in 5 Languages: The "In a Livable Community ..." poster (May)
  • It's Time to 'Disrupt' How We Get Around (April)
  • Disrupt Aging by Rethinking Where We Live (March)
  • 'Aging Friendly' Solutions for Most Every Remodeling Project (Feb)
  • 20 Questions and Answers About Cohousing (Jan)

2015

  • The Imagining Livability Design Guide (Dec)
  • Pictures of Age-Friendly Places and Programs (Nov)
  • A Home Remodeling Before & After Slideshow (Oct)
  • The Livability Economy + Living a Car-Free Life (Sept)
  • Solutions for Small Town Main Streets (Aug)
  • Transforming Suburban Streets and Commercial Strips. Plus: A Q&A with Gil Penalosa (July)
  • Tools for Making a Community Livable, Safe, Walkable (June)
  • 11 Inspiring Livability Examples (May)
  • The Livability Index. Plus: A Livable Tour of Des Moines (April)
  • New Guide and Worksheets for Making a Home "Fit" (March)
  • Slideshow (and printable download): In a Livable Community (Feb)
  • Tiny Houses, Lifelong Houses, Not So Big Houses (Jan)

2014

  • Bookmark, Share These Winning Livability Resources (Dec)
  • 15 Cities Working to Be Great for Older Adults (Nov)
  • 11 Ways to Create Great Places (Oct)
  • U.S. Housing 'Unprepared' for Wave of Older Adults (Sept) 
  • How to Create a Grandparents Park (Aug)
  • Slideshow: A House That Can Be a Home for Life (July)
  • Where Have All Our Young People Gone? (June)
  • The Most Dangerous Places to Be a Pedestrian (May)
  • Slideshow: The 8 Domains of Livability (April)
  • Texas is Becoming More Walkable (March)
  • Portland Takes Age-Friendly Action (Feb)