Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education


November 26, 2007, 9am PST
Community design, the availability of amenities, and ease of mobility have a tremendous impact on the aging population, but the 50+ community is often ignored when these elements are being planned.
Robert Hodder, Andy Kochera, Jana Lynott, AICP
August 10, 2007, 9am PDT
The idea of creating "complete streets" for cyclists, pedestrians, mass transit, and cars is gaining popularity across the country.
USA Today
July 25, 2007, 6am PDT
AARP's annual list of great places to retire focuses on urban areas with amenities that allow seniors to maintain independence -- mixed-use housing, transit, walkable streets.
February 20, 2007, 9am PST
With positive effects on public health, safety, and environmental quality -- walkability has become the new buzz word in planning.
Wayne Senville
February 5, 2007, 7am PST
A recent report has identified a severe housing shortage for senior citizens. Waiting periods for subsidized senior housing can last more than 13 months, according to the report.
The Chicago Tribune
July 1, 2005, 6am PDT
The guide has been expanded and updated for the new 2005 edition, and includes many new chapters and topics.
December 6, 2004, 8am PST
Study concludes that walking remains the most dangerous mode of transportation, and some areas of the country are becoming markedly more dangerous.
Surface Transportation Policy Project
July 25, 2004, 11am PDT
Babay boomers are leaving the suburbs and moving to pedestrian-friendly cities.
July 24, 2003, 1pm PDT
Baby boomers may be redefining the model for ideal retirement locations. AARP publishes its list of the 15 best places to 'reinvent your life.'
March 18, 2001, 7am PST
Not much attention has been paid to how to make environments livable for older Americans. AARP aims to change that.