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Imagining Livability Design Tools

The "Imagining Livability Design Collection" by the AARP Livable Communities and the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute provides a visual portfolio of placemaking solutions that can be implemented quickly, for not too much money.
July 20, 2015, 6am PDT | Todd Litman
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Local leaders, planners, engineers and visionaries of all kinds use a range of innovative and tested techniques to make a community more livable and walkable. For instance, communities that are looking to make tangible, doable, affordable livability changes can get started simply—such as by relocating the painted lines (or removing the paint altogether) on existing streets.

The Imagining Livability Design Collection is a 38-page "visual portfolio of tools and transformations" created by AARP Livable Communities and the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute

It identifies "short-range," relatively low-cost improvements can typically be implemented in less than a year—sometimes as quickly as a few weeks—and cost anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.

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