A New Trend In Urban Revitalization: The Elderly

Two Southern California cities are looking to attract the elderly to revitalize their downtowns. Is this a new national trend?
February 2, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"But in the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale, officials are looking to a different demographic to revitalize their urban centers: the elderly... While the approach goes against the grain of most downtown revitalization programs, urban planning experts said it might be a template for communities whose central business districts, while in need of help, are not yet plagued with the kind of big-city problems that could scare off potential senior residents... Nationwide, there is also some indication that baby boomers are seeking to retire amid more urban settings."

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Published on Monday, February 2, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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