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November 10, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
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How to Create a Grandparents Park
In need of a place for children and adults to spend more time together outdoors, a neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas, built a playground for people of all ages. This 2014 article provides a simple but inspiring example of how a relatively small undertaking can make a community more livable.
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Livability News & Notes
Park Benches Are Vanishing
— "Hostile architecture" — an urban design strategy intended to discourage "antisocial" behavior — is proliferating all over the world.
The New York Times
Barracks to Bedrooms
— Abandoned barracks on a deactivated naval base have been converted into 148 units of affordable housing.
The Geography of Social Isolation
— A new interactive mapping tool lets users visualize measures of social isolation and loneliness in older adults. The hope is that communities will use the tool to focus resources on the residents who need them most.
CALLING ALL CYCLISTS!
The fourth annual
50+ Cycling Survey
is open! Input from all regular or occasional cyclists age 50 or older is welcome. Respondents from past years are encouraged to retake the survey.
Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
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