What Planners Need to Know About Aging for Comprehensive Plans
An aging population will be one of the most important changes affecting communities over the next decades. By 2030, nearly 20 percent of the population in the Twin Cities Metro will be over age 65. Addressing that shift and the societal impacts through comprehensive planning can create environments that work better for everyone. Planners need to know that: Planning for the change in demographics provides an opportunity to create communities that are functional for all residents.