The AARP Community Challenge: Quick Action, Big Results

For the first-ever¬†AARP Community Challenge, AARP has invested nearly $780,000, in the form of “quick-action” grants, to create change and improve the quality of life for people of all ages in communities across the nation. From more than 1,200 applications, AARP selected 88 winners of these grants.¬†For a complete list of winners, visit the¬†AARP Community Challenge¬†home page. Many of the winning projects will be featured in the next edition of our Where We Live book series (coming in June).¬†Be among …

Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster  

Hosted in Dallas, the¬†2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference¬†was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities and communities more livable for people of all ages. The following video is from November 16, 2017, Day 2 of the AARP Livable Communities conference. Plenary Panel:¬†Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster¬†¬† Graciana Garces, Director of Community Engagement, BakerRipley Harrison Rue, Community Building …

Author Jeff Speck on the Need to Become a More Walkable Nation

Hosted in Dallas, the¬†2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference¬†was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities and communities more livable for people of all ages. The following video begins with a teaser about a winning project from the¬†2017 AARP Community Challenge.¬† Keynote Address:¬†Towards a More Walkable Nation Jeff Speck, City Planner, Urban Designer and Author of Walkable City   Learn …

Robin Chase on Seizing Transportation (and Other) Opportunities at a Moment of Change

Hosted in Dallas, the¬†2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference¬†was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities and communities more livable for people of all ages. The following video is from November 16, 2017, Day 2 of the AARP Livable Communities conference. Keynote Address: Seizing Opportunities at a Moment of Change Robin Chase, Transportation Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Zipcar Learn about the …

A Conversation with Juli√°n Castro About Housing, Placemaking, Livability and More

Hosted in Dallas, the¬†2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference¬†was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities and communities more livable for people of all ages. The following video begins with a teaser about a winning project from the¬†2017 AARP Community Challenge. The discussion with Juli√°n Castro was moderated by Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement …

Building Momentum for Livable Communities Change in Texas

Hosted in Dallas, the¬†2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference¬†was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities and communities more livable for people of all ages. The following video begins with a teaser about a winning project from the¬†2017 AARP Community Challenge. The panel discussion about livable change in Texas was moderated by Janee Briesemeister, Chair, Austin Commission on Seniors. Bob …