“Planning for Aging” is Taking Off

One of the most exciting developments in the livable communities movement is the increasing collaboration between aging professionals and planners—professionals who shape the form and function of future communities. Some incredible progress was made on this front at the 2018 Livable Communities for All Ages (LCA) Summit in San Francisco March 29. Over two hundred planners and aging professionals experienced what this cross-sector planning looks like and committed to collaborating better moving forward. The summit, which took place at the …

AARP Community Challenge: Quick Action, Big Results

The first-ever AARP Community Challenge resulted in a highly competitive process to select 88 grantees committed to improving the quality of life for people of all ages. The winners implemented “quick action” programs, projects and changes in their communities. For a complete list of winners, visit the AARP Community Challenge home page. Visit AARP.org/Livable to learn more about the AARP Livable Communities initiative.

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 Julián 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 Julián Castro was moderated by Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement …