Leading the Way Forward in Transportation

Leading the Way Forward in Transportation


Hosted in Dallas, the 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities and communities more livable for people of all ages.

The conference began on November 15 with welcome remarks from Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President, Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, and Joe Chow, the Mayor of Addison, Texas. The following video begins with a teaser about a winning project from the 2017 AARP Community Challenge. The panel discussion about transportation was moderated by Nancy LeaMond. 

Plenary Panel: Leading the Way Forward in Transportation

  • Roger Millar, Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation

 

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Building Momentum for Livable Communities Change in Texas

Building Momentum for Livable Communities Change in Texas


Hosted in Dallas, the 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities and communities more livable for people of all ages.

The following video begins with a teaser about a winning project from the 2017 AARP Community Challenge. The panel discussion about livable change in Texas was moderated by Janee Briesemeister, Chair, Austin Commission on Seniors. Bob Jackson, State Director of AARP Texas, introduced Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. 

Plenary Panel: Building Momentum for Livable Communities Change in Texas

  • Betsy Price, Mayor, City of Fort Worth
  • Nick Mitchell-Bennett, Executive Director, Community Development Corporation of Brownsville
  • Janice Sparks, Senior Staff Analyst, Houston Department of Health and Human Services

 

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A Conversation with Julián Castro About Housing, Placemaking, Livability and More

A Conversation with Julián Castro About Housing, Placemaking, Livability and More


Hosted in Dallas, the 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities and communities more livable for people of all ages.

The following video begins with a teaser about a winning project from the 2017 AARP Community Challenge. The discussion with Julián Castro was moderated by Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer. 

A Conversation About Housing, Placemaking, Livability and More

  • Julián Castro, former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, former Mayor, City of San Antonio, Texas


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Author Jeff Speck on the Need to Become a More Walkable Nation

Author Jeff Speck on the Need to Become a More Walkable Nation


Hosted in Dallas, the 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities and communities more livable for people of all ages.

The following video begins with a teaser about a winning project from the 2017 AARP Community Challenge

Keynote AddressTowards a More Walkable Nation

  • Jeff Speck, City Planner, Urban Designer and Author of Walkable City

 

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Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster  

Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster  


Hosted in Dallas, the 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities and communities more livable for people of all ages.

The following video is from November 16, 2017, Day 2 of the AARP Livable Communities conference.

Plenary Panel: Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster  

  • Graciana Garces, Director of Community Engagement, BakerRipley
  • Harrison Rue, Community Building and Transit-Oriented Development Administrator, City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii

 

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Robin Chase on Seizing Transportation (and Other) Opportunities at a Moment of Change

Robin Chase on Seizing Transportation (and Other) Opportunities at a Moment of Change


Hosted in Dallas, the 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference was an opportunity for elected officials, planning professionals, local leaders and community advocates from throughout the nation to share ideas, best practices and solutions for making towns, cities and communities more livable for people of all ages.

The following video is from November 16, 2017, Day 2 of the AARP Livable Communities conference.

Keynote Address: Seizing Opportunities at a Moment of Change

  • Robin Chase, Transportation Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Zipcar


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