Plus: The Impact of Climate Change on Older Adults
June 16, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
Livable Lesson: Equitable Development
Countless communities throughout the United States are filled with car-centric, unwalkable downtowns and neighborhoods. Community design and development expert Christopher Coes (pictured) explains how equity can guide the creation of better neighborhoods and cities.
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Equity By Design
Equitably designed communities meet the needs of people of all ages and address the inequities that have led to disparities in health, wealth and well-being. AARP International is host to a collection of conversations, events and resources by and for urban planners, architects and other built environment professionals.
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Livability News & Notes
Equitably Developing America’s Smaller Legacy Cities
— Former industrial and manufacturing hubs (such as Worcester, Massachusetts; Dayton, Ohio; both South Bend and Gary, Indiana) needn’t choose between economic growth and equity. Growth is most durable, say the authors of this report, through equitable investment in both physical projects and people.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
The Bicycle Lady of Chicago’s South Side
— Every year for the past five years, Deloris Lucas has organized a community bike ride to spotlight the transportation needs of the neighborhood where she grew up. Listen to her story and those of other inspiring community advocates.
Creating the Good With AARP Illinois Podcast
How Climate Change Impacts Older Americans’ Daily Lives
— AARP examines the current and near-term impact of extreme weather events and a changing environment on the finances, health, housing and daily activities of older adults. Plus: Experts provide advice about how to mitigate these issues today, as well as if or when they become more severe.
THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN
State, local, territorial and tribal governments are eligible for Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. Learn more about the program and opportunities.
U.S. Department of the Treasury
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