Senior Citizens

July 28, 2016, 10am PDT
Connecting affordable housing and healthcare programs can improve both—especially for seniors and disabled people.
CityLab
July 11, 2016, 10am PDT
Around two-thirds of Baby Boomers in metropolitan areas live in the suburbs. But as they age, suburbia seems less and less hospitable.
RenewATL
December 18, 2015, 6am PST
There's more than one way to meet demand for transportation options.
New York Magazine
March 18, 2015, 5am PDT
The elderly population in cities is growing, and research points to the health benefits of an active, connected lifestyle. So why are cities still so inhospitable to aging?
The Guardian
October 8, 2014, 8am PDT
The country most friendly to electric vehicles is also the country most supportive of senior citizens, not that there's a relationship. After Norway, Sweden is the best place to grow old, according to the just released Global AgeWatch Index.
BBC News
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
March 2, 2012, 7am PST
John K. McIlwain breaks down the recent explosion in the "65-or-better" population – and what it means for urban regions.
Urban Land
August 5, 2011, 1pm PDT
Cities with high populations of older adults are beginning to alter their programs and street signs to make it easier to respond to senior citizens' needs.
The Washington Post
April 13, 2011, 10am PDT
In the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, the young people have mostly left and older folks have decided to "age in place." This worries city administrators, who see their tax base leaving the workforce.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 13, 2010, 5am PDT
Designing cities for all age groups means designing places where everyone from kids to seniors can feel safe walking, according to this column. Groups in Toronto are calling on mayoral candidates to get behind that idea.
The Toronto Star
February 3, 2010, 6am PST
This article recalls the story of Patricia Moore, who dressed up as an 80-year-old woman to better understand how the elderly interact with products and the built environment.
California College of the Arts
January 23, 2010, 11am PST
A business analyst in Las Vegas suggests that the state should attempt to attract senior citizens to retire, because his report shows that seniors 'create jobs, spend a lot of money and are not a drag on government services.'
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 6, 2009, 7am PDT
A report by the MetLife Mature Market Institute says that seniors are moving away from suburbs and to more walkable, urban areas.
San Jose Mercury News
October 1, 2009, 6am PDT
Elaine Cogan gives these tips for talking about planning issues with senior citizens and getting the most out of them throughout the planning process.
Planning Commissioners Journal
September 18, 2008, 12pm PDT
A predicted upsurge of seniors living in New York City within the next 20 years poses new challenges for the city. According to a report by the New York Academy of Medicine, however, good design and planning may be part of the solution.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 10, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>The number of retirement communities is growing rapidly. Author Andrew D. Blechman warns about the social cost of age-segregation.</p>
The Los Angeles Times