Urban planning for livable rural communities

By Chris Arnold

Placemaking and rural livability

This episode features Danielle Arigoni, Director of Livable Communities at AARP. She works to support AARP’s 53 state offices (including DC, USVI and Puerto Rico) -- and the nearly 500 localities and several states enrolled in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

Danielle leads the team responsible for supporting Age-Friendly Network members; developing free practitioner-focused publications on topics ranging from ADUs to placemaking to rural livability; and delivering direct technical assistance to nearly 100 communities each year. Her team also disseminates a free weekly newsletter on livable communities-related issues, reaching more than 85,000 local leaders around the country.

She’s an urban planner by education, and has nearly 20 years of professional experience, including prior leadership positions at USEPA and HUD. She also serves as a Board Member for the League of American Bicyclists.

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