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AARP Livable Communities works with AARP state offices and local leaders and residents to help ensure that towns, cities and communities nationwide are livable for people of all ages. Toward achieving that goal, we create and manage programs, tool kits, how-to guides and a collection of easy-to-use and understand printed and online materials.
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The third title in the 'Where We Live' series features more than 200 articles and photographs of inspiring programs, people and places throughout the United States. Get your copy today!
Books 1, 2, 3 and 4 are ready. Two more are in the works for our collection of workbooks full of strategies and solutions that make a community great for people of all ages
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Find subject-based lists and links about housing, transportation, placemaking and more
Two guides for conducting or leading a safety audit of streets and sidewalks
Ready to download in various sizes in English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Korean
11 easy-to-understand, subject-based, award-winning livability resources
When done right, temporary livability projects can lead to permanent change
Here’s a glossary to help you talk the talk.
Learn how to make a home safe, comfortable and a great fit (in English or Spanish)
The calm after the storm can lead to greater livability for people of all ages
Communities of all sizes can use this framework to become more livable
Two examples from each domain provide information and inspiration
A visual portfolio of tools, techniques and transformations
Q&As with policy makers, planners, experts (such as Vision Zero pro Leah Shahum) and more
Creating livable communities is a local effort for mayors, municipal managers and executives
See the kinds of features and services that make a home and community livable for people of all ages
Field-tested livability how-to's, strategies and replicable solutions for big projects and small
According to this AARP survey, older adults want to age in place — with as little help as possible
A report and infographic explain how livable communities are good for people and business
Use this template (available in English or Spanish) to learn what people think about where they live
Policies about issues including land use, transportation, housing and broadband facilitate aging in place
AARP researchers gather information about housing, transportation, communities and more. Read the results
Complete Streets and Vision Zero
Community Health and Wellness
Community Outreach and Engagement
Interviews with Livability Experts
Interviews with Mayors and Managers
Livable Lessons and How-To's
Public Places and Outdoor Spaces
Stats and Facts
Surveys and Polls
Work and Economic Development
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Tell us about an inspiring livability solution from your community: AARP.org/SharingLivableSolutions
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