Aging Populations

July 28, 2016, 10am PDT
Connecting affordable housing and healthcare programs can improve both—especially for seniors and disabled people.
CityLab
October 30, 2015, 1pm PDT
It's the end of an era. After 36 years, China has decided to end its restrictive one-child policy, by allowing couples to have two children. Why the change? In three words: an aging population.
BBC News
July 17, 2015, 10am PDT
A decade ago many of Virginia's rural counties were among the fastest growing in the country, but in most of Virginia's counties deaths now outnumber births, and county populations are consequently growing more slowly or declining.
University of Virginia Center for Public Service
April 23, 2015, 12pm PDT
Following on research findings produced a year ago, AARP announced the release of its Livability Index earlier this week at the APA National Planning Conference.
Reverse Mortgage Daily
January 28, 2015, 2pm PST
While Washington D.C. and its surrounding counties is in the midst of a population, development, and infrastructure investment boom, the region farther south and west in the state of Virginia is bleeding population.
Bristol Herald Courier
November 29, 2014, 1pm PST
Researchers continue to verify the health benefits of walkable neighborhoods. Most recently researchers at Kansas University found benefits that communities can use to ensure the quality of life of aging residents.
Kansas University
September 3, 2014, 5am PDT
A new study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University and the AARP Foundation has produced a pile of data on the country's aging population and its implications for housing and planning policy.
Harvard University Gazette
August 12, 2014, 11am PDT
Dave Beal provides thorough coverage of the demographic and geographic challenges facing transportation for the aging in the Twin Cities region, where the need for such services is increasing as the population ages.
MinnPost
July 4, 2014, 7am PDT
Christopher Ingraham breaks down recent data from the U.S. Census that shows which counties are getting younger and which are getting older.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
April 30, 2014, 1pm PDT
New York City's population of older adults is growing quickly—by 2030, 300,000 more residents over the age of 65 will live in NYC than its current population of one million. But providing adequate housing for older residents is not yet a priority.
New York Times
June 12, 2013, 5am PDT
Americans are living longer and changing the demographic profiles of our cities in the process. Planners are just beginning to understand how our streets and systems must adapt to accommodate this trend.
The Atlantic Cities
August 6, 2012, 11am PDT
<em>The Economist</em> looks at the generational gap that is hampering efforts to rebuild tsunami-stricken communities in Japan, as the elderly favor restoring what was lost as soon as possible, and the young seek sustainable revitalization.
The Economist
May 25, 2011, 6am PDT
As aging populations grow, more cities and design organizations are looking at how to make streets safer for older residents.
NPR
April 24, 2011, 11am PDT
Americans are getting older. But are cities responding to the needs of their older residents?
Governing
February 26, 2011, 7am PST
About a quarter of the counties in the U.S. are seeing more deaths per year than births, according to census data.
ABC
February 2, 2011, 8am PST
Struggling Rust Belt cities could be the smart move for retirees, according to this article.
Reuters
July 27, 2010, 6am PDT
Most of rural America is getting older. But not all of it.
The Daily Yonder
July 23, 2010, 12pm PDT
America is aging. 'By 2030, nearly 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older.' This aging population has significant clout. Nearly one third of the population is over 50, and they control half the country's discretionary spending.
The Infrastructurist
July 21, 2010, 8am PDT
As New York City's population grows older, the city is developing age-friendly districts. The districts will include improvements from grocery discounts to more time to cross busy intersections.
The New York Times
May 31, 2010, 11am PDT
Emigration is up and the birth rate is dropping in Germany, where people are starting to worry about what a shrinking and aging population will mean for the country's future.
Der Spiegel