Creative work from communities across the nation, including Kuna, Idaho, is showcased in the third edition of AARP’s Where We Live: Communities for All Ages series. This edition shares more than 100 articles and dozens of photographs on the ways communities throughout the U.S. are becoming great places to live for people of all ages. It also highlights mayors and other community leaders who are making this change happen. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are featured in the book.
In conjunction with Kuna’s Downtown Revitalization Plan, Idaho Smart Growth used an AARP Community Challenge Grant to create a “pop-up plaza” with live entertainment, food trucks and a farmers market designed to draw upon the communities vision to revitalize a blighted city parking lot. The neglected lot remains an ideal hub for revitalizing downtown and connecting neighborhoods with city parks, the greenbelt and Main Street. The project is critical to the City of Kuna’s plan for redevelopment of the site and implementation of the Downtown Revitalization Plan. You can view the Kuna event video HERE.
“Over the past three years, we’ve shared hundreds of ideas and examples from community leaders through the Where We Live series,” said Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President of Community, State and National Affairs. “AARP is proud to put a spotlight on what this livability revolution looks like on the ground, from city and countywide initiatives to small changes that make a big impact.”
2018 Idaho Community Challenge Grant recipients will be announced next week.