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This page features a one-stop-shop for information about and links to the many free printed and downloadable publications produced by the AARP Livable Communities initiative
Filled with photos, infographics, ideas, solutions and floor plans from the National Building Museum, Making Room is a rallying cry for a wider menu of housing options
Find articles, publications and more
Find subject-based lists and links about housing, transportation, placemaking and more
100+ Inspiring Examples from America's Local Leaders
11 award-winning, easy-to-understand, 4-page handouts about street-level livability solutions. (Available in English and Spanish.)
Check out our free, photo-filled guides to Accessory Dwelling Units and how they expand housing options for people of all ages
Field-tested strategies and replicable solutions for big projects and small
A report and infographic explain how livable communities are good for people and business
Learn how to make a home safe, comfortable and a great fit (in English or Spanish)
Two guides for conducting or leading a safety audit of streets and sidewalks
A step-by-step guide by AARP, 8 80 Cities and The Trust for Public Land
6 workbooks with strategies and solutions that make a community great for people of all ages
Pop-Up Demonstration Tool Kit
Disaster Recovery Tool Kit
13 Short-Range Livability Solutions
11 Ways to Make Streets Safe for Walking
10 Tips to Help Businesses Engage With Older Adults
How to Effectively Assist a Community in Crisis
Ready to download in various sizes in English, Spanish, French, Chinese and Korean
A visual portfolio of tools and transformations
Communities of all sizes can use this framework to become more livable
Two examples from each domain provide information and inspiration
Here’s a glossary to help you talk the talk.
What people age 50+ think about where they live
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
Interviews with Livability Experts
Interviews with Local Leaders
Livable Lessons and How-To's
Public Places and Outdoor Spaces
Surveys and Statistics
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