Grants for Rural Places, Communities and Purposeful People
February 24, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
Livable Lesson: Placemaking
Public-spaces planner and creator Andrew Howard teaches viewers about what makes a “successful place” and how communities can (and sometimes should) implement placemaking projects despite the
WATCH THE VIDEOS
What Placemaking Can Do
The bright blue sky is the only pleasant feature in this photo of an alleyway. Discover what this alley and others look like after a placemaking intervention.
MEET US IN THE ALLEY
See the last item in this newsletter for more resources, including a free publication about “pop-up” placemaking.
Livability News & Notes
Win a Workshop
— Rural communities with fewer than 50,000 residents are eligible for design assistance to address specific community challenges. Deadline: March 12.
Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design
Apply For a Prize
— AARP Purpose Prize honorees tell a new story of aging —
one full of meaningful impact and limitless possibilities. People age 50 or older who
have founded or co-founded a nonprofit can apply. Deadline: March 31.
Join the Challenge
— AARP Livable Communities’ 5th annual “quick-action” grant program has begun! Funding is available for local governments and nonprofits that are ready to work on community-improving projects that can be started and completed before year’s end. Deadline: April 14.
AARP Livable Communities teamed up with Andrew Howard and Team Better Block to create
The Pop-Up Placemaking Tool Kit,
a free information- and photo-filled guide featuring dozens of demonstration “recipes.” The publication and related articles can be found in our
Placemaking and Public Places Archive
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