Policymakers should enact comprehensive planning statutes, regulations, and incentives that create communities that promote the independence and active community eng
Planning activities and goals should be inclusive and equitable. They should support positive outcomes for all community members, including people from groups that are discriminated against.
Policymakers should make land-use and zoning decisions that promote mixed-use communities with affordable and equitable housing and transportation options.
Local policymakers should minimize the amount of parking required for mixed-use development.
Federal, state, and local policymakers should plan for and mitigate potential natural hazards.
Federal, state, and local governments should engage in post-disaster recovery efforts that reach all populations, including older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.
Policymakers should ensure access to safe housing for people who are displaced after a natural disaster.
Policymakers should provide support to areas that have suffered, or are at high risk for, damage from extreme weather events. They should:
Areas at risk for deterioration, abandonment, and blight should be identified for planning and revitalization. Revitalization projects should minimize displacement of current residents.
Policymakers should support efforts to spur economic development in economically distressed areas. These efforts should be designed to prevent displacement.