Aging Populations

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
Americans are getting older. But are cities responding to the needs of their older residents?
Apr 24, 2011   Governing
About a quarter of the counties in the U.S. are seeing more deaths per year than births, according to census data.
Feb 26, 2011   ABC
Struggling Rust Belt cities could be the smart move for retirees, according to this article.
Feb 2, 2011   Reuters
Most of rural America is getting older. But not all of it.
Jul 27, 2010   The Daily Yonder
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.
Jul 23, 2010   The Infrastructurist
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.
Jul 21, 2010   The New York Times