Many community groups in Tucson are cooperating to create a "better Tucson."

In a recent Arizona Illustrated interview, representatives from the Living Streets Alliance and Elder Initiative Tucson told how these organizations contribute to a Tucson with a strong community.

"We are essentially working to make our streets better places for people by encouraging people to bike and walk more in hopes of creating a healthier community," says Emily Yetman, director of the Living Streets Alliance.

The Elder Initiative, a project funded by the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, collaborates with many local businesses and organizations to plan ahead for Tucson while making Tucson an "aging friendly" community.

"We are engaging neighborhood residents to find out what is it that they value and how they can see their community being a better place for aging adults," says Allison Titcomb, director for the Elder Initiative.