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Iowa City, IA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: Two walk audits will bring together older adults, students and local stakeholders. The first will highlight multimodal transportation options and placemaking efforts in the Glendale neighborhood. The second will identify safety challenges along corridors connecting a high school and senior center.

Chicago, IL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: This project will conduct walk audits to identify potential visibility, sidewalk and crosswalk improvements. The organization will recruit older volunteers to participate and meet with residents, business owners and local officials to discuss their findings.

Mulvane, KS

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: Older adults will conduct walk audits to identify potential locations for sidewalk and crosswalk improvements. The Foundation will also hold follow-up meetings to discuss ways to incorporate findings.

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Mansfield, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: Mansfield's Carrousel District was cut off from the city's newly created Imagination District. To demonstrate the value of connecting the two downtown areas, the Richland Community Development Corporation created a temporary linear park along West Third Street. Organizers hoped the long, narrow park would double as a community gathering pace and pedestrian pathway. The CDC installed benches, pergolas and hammocks and outfitted. Volunteers laid down artificial turf and painted murals onto the pavement. To attract people to the space, the pop-up included activities including self defense classes, interactive art exhibits, children's storytimes, food trucks and live music performances. The two-week activation was part of the CDC's efforts to advocate for a permanent linear park, which organizers say will bring vibrancy to the Carrousel District and reintegrate it into the fabric of Mansfield's downtown.

Akron, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Lifelong housing and accessibility

Description: The project will help support construction of a 16-unit affordable housing development in Akron. The homes will incorporate accessibility features for older adults.

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