Global Lessons on Building Livable Communities for the Future
Executive Summary: On June 28 representatives from the United Nations, New York City and State governments, service organizations, and Permanent Missions to the United Nations gathered for an AARP evening reception to launch the summer 2010 edition of The Journal, AARP's biannual international policy publication.
Hitachi Designs Self-Driving Car
Named, ROPITS (Robot for Personal Intelligent Transportation System), this self-driving car has been deemed a “mobility support robot” by Hitachi and is designed for a single passenger.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2013
Elder abuse is not just an American problem. It is a global problem, and AARP is committed to working with the international community to address it. Remarks by Debra Whitman, Executive Vice President for Policy, Strategy and International Affairs, AARP on June 14, 2013 for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Dangerous By Design: Road Safety in the United States and the EU
Pedestrian fatalities in the United States have decreased by only 7% over the past decade, as opposed to an average 45% reduction within the EU. As Americans continue to lead increasingly healthier and more active lifestyles, the danger to pedestrians, cyclists, etc. is growing in tandem, especially for the most vulnerable road users: children, ethnic minorities, and the elderly.
Building an 8-80 City
Gil (Guillermo) Penalosa describes the 8-80 Cities - based on the premise that if you build a city that is great for an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old, then you will build a successful city for everyone, from 0 to over 100.