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Rodney Harrell

Rodney Harrell, PhD, is vice president of family, home and community at the AARP Public Policy Institute. His areas of expertise include livable communities, housing, residential patterns, and community development. Read his full biography.
Today more than ever, ADU policies show a commitment to supporting livability through housing opportunity and choice for people of all ages.
The integration of AARP's Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages tool into the National Association of REALTORS®' (NAR) Realtors Property Resource® website and mobile app means more home buyers have the opportunity to factor in community livability into their decisions.
Unveiled last week by AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins and REALTORS® CEO Bob Goldberg, the two organizations agreed to integrate AARP’s Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages tool into the Realtors Property Resource® website and mobile app
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The U.S. Air Force is using the AARP Livability Index, the world’s first nationwide, neighborhood-based index measuring livability, to determine the location of the new Space Command headquarters.
True livable communities take the whole community into account, including all members and all neighborhoods.
COVID-19 Housing Blog
COVID-19 stands to exacerbate socioeconomic challenges we have long faced.
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