Senior Citizens

John K. McIlwain breaks down the recent explosion in the "65-or-better" population – and what it means for urban regions.
Mar 2, 2012   Urban Land
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.
Aug 5, 2011   The Washington Post
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.
Apr 13, 2011   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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.
Aug 13, 2010   The Toronto Star
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.
Feb 3, 2010   California College of the Arts
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.'
Jan 23, 2010   Las Vegas Review-Journal
A report by the MetLife Mature Market Institute says that seniors are moving away from suburbs and to more walkable, urban areas.
Oct 6, 2009   San Jose Mercury News
Elaine Cogan gives these tips for talking about planning issues with senior citizens and getting the most out of them throughout the planning process.
Oct 1, 2009   Planning Commissioners Journal
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.
Sep 18, 2008   The Architect's Newspaper
<p>The number of retirement communities is growing rapidly. Author Andrew D. Blechman warns about the social cost of age-segregation.</p>
Jul 10, 2008   The Los Angeles Times