The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has a new website devoted to livable communities. AARP seeks to improve older adults’ quality of life by promoting the development of safe, accessible and vibrant environments often called livable communities. Livable communities policies address issues such as land use, housing, transportation and broadband — all of which facilitate aging in place.Learn More:
AARP Livable Communities website
Legacy City Design (LCD) is a network that shares innovative design practices happening in Legacy Cities - U.S. cities that have experienced a continuous loss of population and jobs since their peak. LCD connects professionals working in Legacy Cities, shares information about how projects are successfully designed and implemented, hosts gatherings, advocates for innovative design solutions, and develops new practices and solutions through design research and pilot project collaborations.Learn More:
Legacy City Design
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American Planning Association 2015 National Conference
April 18-21, 2015
Washington State Convention Center
Sustainability. Climate change. Transportation. Economic development. What’s at the top of your community’s planning agenda? Come to the peak event in planning and come away with the answers you need. Preview the lineup of tracks and symposia.
This compilation contains links to more than two dozen online collections with thousands of images that illustrate smart growth principles.
Find out who participates in the Smart Growth Network (SGN) and how they can help your community.