Why Livable Communities Are Good for the Economy
January 29, 2020
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
The Value of the 50-Plus
A new AARP report shows how people age 50 or older are fueling economic growth, stimulating jobs and creating opportunities for people of all ages.
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The Value of Livable Communities
All towns, cities and neighborhoods want to be vibrant, engaging and livable. The
AARP Roadmap to Livability: Economic Development Workbook
illustrates how livability principles benefit people, places and prosperity.
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No Cars Allowed
— An apartment complex being developed in Tempe, Arizona, is billed as America’s first “car-free” neighborhood.
Odd Couples Housing
— That’s the name of a new service that’s matching older adults who have room to spare with millennials who need a reasonably priced place to live.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
— An editor who focuses on urban planning and livability issues anticipates the “big ideas and trends that will dominate” land use, planning and development discussions in the first year of the new decade.
Applications are being accepted until February 17 for
Next City’s 2020 Vanguard Conference
, an event for which 40 applicants with smart ideas for cities, experience in the field, and ambition for the future will be selected to participate.
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