Urban Fold

Aging Populations

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.
Jul 17, 2015   University of Virginia Center for Public Service
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.
Apr 23, 2015   Reverse Mortgage Daily
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.
Jan 28, 2015   Bristol Herald Courier
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.
Nov 29, 2014   Kansas University
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.
Sep 3, 2014   Harvard University Gazette
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.
Aug 12, 2014   MinnPost
Christopher Ingraham breaks down recent data from the U.S. Census that shows which counties are getting younger and which are getting older.
Jul 4, 2014   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
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.
Apr 30, 2014   New York Times
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.
Jun 12, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
<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.
Aug 6, 2012   The Economist
As aging populations grow, more cities and design organizations are looking at how to make streets safer for older residents.
May 25, 2011   NPR