New Resources
American Association of Retired Persons

AARP Livable Communities website

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.

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AARP Livable Communities website


Legacy City Design Network

Legacy City Design Network

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.

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Legacy City Design



"The more successfully a city mingles everyday diversity of uses and users in its everyday streets, the more successfully, casually (and economically) its people thereby enliven and support well-located parks that can thus give back grace and delight to their neighborhoods instead of vacuity."

Jane Jacobs, author
The Death and Life of Great American Cities


APA Conference

American Planning Association 2015 National Conference

April 18-21, 2015
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA

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.

SGN Image Libraries

This compilation contains links to more than two dozen online collections with thousands of images that illustrate smart growth principles.


Smart Growth Network

Find out who participates in the Smart Growth Network (SGN) and how they can help your community.