A livable community is one that is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services.
Policymakers on the federal, state, and local levels have important roles to play in designing livable communities where residents of all ages can participate fully.
Urban, suburban, and rural policymakers can improve livability by reflecting and acting upon the needs of the entire community. That includes older adults.
Policymakers should promote the creation of mixed-use livable communities.
Innovation districts are sections of metropolitan areas that are redesigned to encourage both economic growth and livability.
Redevelopment is an approach wherein a community reuses previously-developed land to catalyze new economic growth, provide new housing options or community amenities, or oth
Areas that are at risk for deterioration, abandonment, and blight should be targeted for planning and revitalization. Displacement of current residents must be minimized.
Many factors affect older adults’ ability to remain independent and actively engaged in the community.
Congress should not convert into a block grant the Section 202 The main federal program