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Planning For Baby Boomers

Urban planning dominates the opening session of the National Governors' Association (NGA) annual meeting.
July 20, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Imagine neighborhoods so well-designed with sidewalks and shops that older residents who don't drive can still get out easily on their own to pick up a loaf of bread, check out a library book or bump into friends.... Aging boomers may want to move from single-family homes to apartments and eventually assisted living. As people age, their mobility, including their ability to drive, decreases, while keeping active and independent is one of the essential parts of healthy living. So it's a good idea to build walkable cities, where it's not too far from one place to another and the trip in between is pleasant and interesting."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Monday, July 19, 2004 in The Seattle Times
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