Liveable Age-Friendly Communities
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The Masterclass assisted participants in learning more about how AARP is working in partnership with states and councils on this ‘age-friendly’ direction which will help create more liveable, sustainable and ultimately resilient communities.
Presented by Danielle Arigoni, Director of Liveable Communities at AARP in the USA, this Masterclass will explore how, in the face of a changing ageing landscape, new approaches are being tapped to create great communities - with robust housing and transport options and engaging public spaces - through the US. AARP - a national non-profit organisation representing 38 million members aged 50+ - has piloted one new approach through its promotion of the 'liveable communities' direction. This Masterclass will better equip local government staff to understand how liveable communities within their municipalities can be created using the resources developed by AARP. The Masterclass will assist you in learning more about how AARP is working in partnership with States and councils on this 'age-friendly' direction which will help create more liveable, sustainable and ultimately resilient communities.
AARP has played a leading role in establishing liveability as a key indicator of quality of life across the USA. What makes a neighbourhood truly liveable? The AARP Liveability Index has the following dimensions: Transport, Neighbourhood, Environment, Engagement, Health. Danielle will discuss the work of AARP in assessing and improving the liveability and sustainability of communities.
Danielle was the staff representative to President Barack Obama's White House Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. In addition, she helped to coordinate federal investments and policies to support more integrated, community-driven local land use and decision-making. Danielle previously worked in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Smart Growth program, where she won awards and led efforts to better integrate affordable housing into the smart growth movement.