2nd Annual Summit on Livable Communities: Planners & Aging Professionals Working Together to Plan Livable Communities for All Ages

American Planning Association


Thursday, March 29, 2018
9:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. PDT

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Presented by the American Society on Aging (ASA), the American Planning Association (APA) and AARP

Join us for the second annual Summit on Livable Communities for All Ages that will present national expertise and promising practices, prototypes, and successful projects that address acute local challenges in Age Friendly domains such as housing, transportation, outdoor spaces and buildings, and community and health services.

Building on the discussion and momentum started in 2017 at the first AARP sponsored ASA/APA Summit on Livable Communities, Planners and Aging professionals will come together to focus on further breaking down barriers and fostering collaboration among urban planners, aging network partners, and other professionals to advance livable communities for people of all ages and abilities.

This Summit will prioritize multi-stakeholder interaction through a “world café.” This strategic dialogue format will facilitate learning across generations and disciplines and allow participants to explore how best to transform policy and program ideas into practice.


Pre-registration is required.


Amada Armenta

Senior Associate, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates Read More

Stephanie Firestone

Stephanie Firestone is a Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for Health and Age-friendly Communities with AARP International. In this role she collaborates with international and national organizations, to advance healthy aging and planning livable communities for all ages, and to combat ageism. Stephanie was previously Director of Livable Communities at the ... Read More

Rodney Harrell

Dr. Rodney Harrell is a researcher, blogger, international speaker and solution creator for livable communities. He is currently Director of Livability Thought Leadership at AARP and leads AARP Public Policy Institute’s Livable Communities work. His research on housing preferences, neighborhood choice and community livability are integral to the world-renowned ... Read More

Jennifer Raitt

Jennifer Raitt is the Director of Planning and Community Development for the Town of Arlington. She teaches, mentors, facilitates, and leads groups to success. Prior to joining the Town, she oversaw the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's housing policy activities and was Executive Director of the North Shore Housing Trust ... Read More