Aging Populations

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.
Oct 30, 2015   BBC News
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
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.
May 31, 2010   Der Spiegel
There are senior-living and retirement communities all over the U.S., but a new breed of housing for the elderly is emerging in cities across the world: the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, or NORC.
Mar 18, 2010   Urban Omnibus
Towns in East Texas have watched their children graduate high school and leave town for generations- in some towns, up to 90% of graduates flee. Job development is key to keeping the kids down on the farm, but older locals balk at growth.
May 11, 2009   Longview News Journal