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Many factors influence the livability of a community. As such, PPI’s work is cross-cutting in nature, covering the topics of land use, transportation, housing, and other topics under single title. Livable neighborhoods offer a variety of conveniences: access to jobs, healthy food, and services such as libraries and parks. Often a variety of destinations are within walking or biking distance, or are connected by bus routes or train lines.
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This report, Communities Are Embracing Development Near Transit: A Snapshot of Transit-Oriented Development Support across the United States, details the ways state, regional, and local actors proactively foster TOD.
Community preferences of older adults
Supportive mixed-use and transit-oriented development policies, urban design guidelines, and revised zoning and building codes can improve the physical design of communities to better meet the housing, mobility and social needs of residents, including older adults.
Communities Are Embracing Development Near Transit
Aging in Place
Preserving Affordability & Access in Livable Communities
What Is Livable? Community Preferences of Older Adults
Opportunities for Creating Livable Communities
Beyond 50.05: A Report to the Nation on Livable Communities
Livable Communities: An Evaluation Guide
The 2018 Livability Index
Transit-Oriented Housing Helps Older Adults Live Indpt Lives
Fostering Social Interaction for All Ages
Threats to Infrastructure Funding
Active Living for All Ages
Different Generations, Desire for Walkable Communities
Aging in Community: City Planners Help Lead the Way
10 Principles for Creating Age-Friendly Communities
AARP Livable Communities at AARP.org/livable
AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities
AARP Livable Communities Policy
AARP Livable Communities Research
AARP Livability Index
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