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The Nashville Livability Project is a collaboration between Mayor Karl Dean, Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors, the Project’s committee members and Nashville residents to explore how the city can best prepare for the changing demographic makeup of the city—as the Baby Boom generation reaches retirement age—and better meet the needs of all citizens from birth to retirement. Learn more about Livable Nashville (an article by Vice Mayor Neighbors)

For more information about the Nashville Livability Project contact the office of Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors at (615) 880-3357 or

Baby Boomer Business Conference Summary and Information

August 23, 2013

Held Friday, August 23 at the Nashville Main Public Library, the Livability Project's Baby Boomer Business Conference was a great success! A network of professionals shared with over 75 participants how Nashville businesses can respond to the needs of changing demographics. Key Note Speakers included Mayor Karl Dean, Shauneequa Owusu, Manager, Age-Friendly Commerce NYC, Patrick Willard, AARP Government Affairs, State Health and Family Team.

Special thanks to Julia Landstreet, Executive Director of the Nashville Civic Design Center for moderating the panel discussion and to lunch and conference sponsors: Vanderbilt University, Piedmont Natural Gas, Collier Engineering, Civic Engineering Information Technologies Inc., Nashville Area Chamber of Commercse, Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, Council on Aging of Greater Nashville and Metro Public Works Department.

Livable Nashville Reports

Creating a Livable Community for All Ages: The Nashville Livability Project (September 2009)

Livability Report: Madison and Sylvan Park (May 2011)

Livability Report: Green Hills (July 2012)

Livability Project Update Highlights (September 2012)

Related Research and Resources

Resource List: Preparing for the Aging Baby Boomer Generation

Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness: Leveraging the Labor Force for Economic Growth (August 2010)

Public Policy & Aging Report: Structural Barriers to Developing ‘Aging-Friendly’ Communities (2007)

What Attaches People to Their Communities? Soul of the Community Research Study

Seniors in Nashville

Council on Aging of Greater Nashville

AARP Tennessee