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Gainesville, FL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Capturing data and feedback from residents

Description: The City of Gainesville created a virtual module on zoning and planning for its Pop Up Learning Lab. The online platform aims to inform residents about the City of Gainesville through interactive games, which use city data. When designing the learning lab, the City envisioned displaying the platform on kiosks at community events. The hands-on interactive exhibits are meant to encourage thoughtful community dialogue on data, connected technologies and local livability.

Virginia City, MT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Capturing data and feedback from residents

Description: To engage the community in the efforts to improve accessibility at the library, Friends of the Thompson-Hickman Madison County Library held public meetings and conducted a survey of residents.

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Washington, DC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Engaging people in transportation options/safety

Description: To increase older adults' mobility, the Capitol Hill Village worked to raise residents' awareness of the local transportation offerings. The nonprofit offered social events and educational programming to teach more than 100 residents how to get around without driving. The trainings covered pedestrian safety and provided older adults with in-depth information on transportation services, including the Metrorail system, Capital Bikeshare and local paratransit service. Project organizers say participants increased their knowledge of and confidence using local transportation options.

Washington, DC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project activated a space outside the Genesis apartment community. Volunteers painted murals and installed lighting, planters and seating. This enabled organizers to state a fall harvest festival for residents.


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