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AARP Livable Communities
Experts in housing, transportation, public spaces and economic development have provided guidance to AARP staff and local leaders. Here's some of what's been achieved
Beth Osborne, the director of Transportation for America, talks about creating safe streets and mobility options for all community members — and how to advocate for and fund transportation solutions
Transportation with Beth Osborne, Transportation for America
Placemaking with Andrew Howard, Team Better Block and WGI
Commercial Districts and COVID-19 with Patricia Frey, Main Street America
Equitable Development with Christopher Coes, LOCUS
Older People in Cities with Gil Penalosa, 8 80 Cities
Accessory Dwelling Units with Eli Spevak, Orange Splot
8 80 Cities: "'Rules' of Community Engagement"
Scott Ball and Marina Khoury: "Charrette and Coding Initiatives"
Jordan S. Yin: "Local Planning as a Tool for Making Communities Livable"
Strong Towns: "Financially Strong, Resilient Communities"
Team Better Block: "Livable Communities in 90 Days"
Keith Benjamin: "Closing the Gap Between Opportunity and Access"
LOCUS: "The Future of Equitable, Walkable Neighborhoods"
Smart Growth America: Equitable Transit-Oriented Development
Eli Spevak/Orange Splot: Accessory Dwelling Units
Eli Spevak/Orange Splot: "ADU Initiatives Across the County"
Jordan S. Yin: Local Planning and Places Everyone Can Call Home
National Building Museum: Making Room-Housing for a Changing America
Dan Parolek/Opticos Design: Missing Middle Housing (Parts 1 and 2)
Andrew Howard/Team Better Block/WGI: Placemaking Lessons
The Trust for Public Land: City Park Trends and Practices
The Trust for Public Land: Intergenerational Parks
Jordan S. Yin: Local Planning and Making Meaningful Places
8 80 Cities: Parks and Public Spaces for People of All Ages
In places crowded with streets and structures, small open spaces (even those as small as a parking spot) can provide lots of room to relax
Jordan S. Lin: Local Transportation Planning (Getting Everyone Where They Want to Go)
Beth Osborne/Transportation for America: Transportation Lessons
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