3 days ago
A new report highlights inequalities in accessibility and affordability.
Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies
January 14, 2021, 8am PST
The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) and CNU (Congress for New Urbanism) have produced a new set of urban planning guides. Their latest is, "A Handbook for Improved Neighborhoods."
December 9, 2020, 5am PST
The latest edition of the AARP Livability Index reveals the U.S. regions with more of the kinds of neighborhoods that offer quality of life benefits for residents of all ages.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
November 12, 2018, 5am PST
A newly installed parklet in Chicago is part of a larger program to engage the city’s public spaces.
March 29, 2018, 9am PDT
The program funds projects that improve mobility and livability "for all ages."
October 11, 2017, 8am PDT
Granny flats, mother-in-law units, accessory dwelling units (ADUs), or secondary units—whatever you call them, more and more cities, regions, and states are making it easier to deliver subtle density in the backyard.
October 14, 2015, 12pm PDT
AB 744, a bill which requires no more than one parking space be provided for every two units of affordable and senior housing proximate to transit, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 9.
July 29, 2015, 7am PDT
On August 25, voters in Phoenix and Maricopa County will determine the outcome of Proposition 104, a transportation sales tax measure that would raise $17 billion for a wide variety of transportation improvements, including extended light rail.
July 20, 2015, 6am PDT
The "Imagining Livability Design Collection" by the AARP Livable Communities and the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute provides a visual portfolio of placemaking solutions that can be implemented quickly, for not too much money.
June 28, 2015, 5am PDT
It's an early idea, but Pittsburgh, with support from transportation planners and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, could be the next U.S. city to consider the shared streets concept.
April 23, 2015, 12pm PDT
Following on research findings produced a year ago, AARP announced the release of its Livability Index earlier this week at the APA National Planning Conference.
September 3, 2014, 5am PDT
A new study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University and the AARP Foundation has produced a pile of data on the country's aging population and its implications for housing and planning policy.
Harvard University Gazette
April 28, 2014, 9am PDT
"People in the United States are getting older. But increasingly, they don't want to live in some old folks' community," writes Sarah Goodyear. As the number of Americans over 65 grows, concepts like aging in place are gaining new pertinence.
February 25, 2014, 11am PST
Millennials are moving to cities around the country in era-defining numbers but so far, Generation X and Baby Boomers are mostly staying put. Is the millennial in-migration to cities a flash in the pan?
April 26, 2013, 6am PDT
According to Mark Funkhouser, former mayor of Kansas City, there may be no better measure of a city's livability than whether parents want to raise children there. He explains why everyone benefits when sidewalks are filled with baby strollers.
February 10, 2013, 7am PST
New Yorkers can expect to live eight years longer than they could just 20 years ago. Do Mayor Bloomberg's policies and initiatives deserve some credit? A mounting body of evidence ties urban form to human health.
July 20, 2012, 9am PDT
Lisa Stark identifies the top ten U.S. cities were retirees can live on less than $100 per day.
October 22, 2010, 10am PDT
Prompted by Google's latest invention, the car that drives itself, the NYT sought four different perspectives on how to approach the onslaught of aging baby boomers behind the wheel: An M.I.T. scientist, Rand economist, Yale doctor, and AARP VP.
The New York Times - Opinion - Room For Debate
May 24, 2010, 8am PDT
Lester Brown explores how bus rapid transit systems and other innovations are transforming transportation in cities across the world.
April 6, 2010, 5am PDT
AARP takes a comprehensive looks at streetcars, exploring their past demise, comeback, and now spreading to as many as 40 cities. Special attention is given to the Portland Streetcar and how the streetcar enables better mobility for seniors.