Aging in Place

February 13, 2018, 12pm PST
Projections show the under 20 population shrinking in Cleveland while the over 65 population grows.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
January 15, 2018, 9am PST
In a region where most people “age in place,” facilities offering services and socialization give primary caregivers a much-needed break.
The Texas Observer
December 12, 2017, 7am PST
A new platform called Nesterly provides housing solutions for people on either side of the age demographic spectrum.
Fast Company Co.Design
June 14, 2017, 10am PDT
Ben Brown tells us to stop narrowly defining problems.
February 8, 2017, 7am PST
Facing scary stuff that's also inevitable tends to clarify the landscape for decision-making.
January 30, 2017, 9am PST
A call to action to change the paradigm of planning and development to better serve an aging nation.
The New York Times
January 6, 2017, 8am PST
Changing demographics and preferences in eldercare have millions planning to age in place, this will have big implications for our communities and our policy makers.
July 11, 2016, 10am PDT
Around two-thirds of Baby Boomers in metropolitan areas live in the suburbs. But as they age, suburbia seems less and less hospitable.
December 12, 2015, 11am PST
Planners convene to discuss a model plan for the smart growth of an aging population.
Urban Institute
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.
Reverse Mortgage Daily
March 18, 2015, 5am PDT
The elderly population in cities is growing, and research points to the health benefits of an active, connected lifestyle. So why are cities still so inhospitable to aging?
The Guardian
February 19, 2015, 1pm PST
An interview with Joel Russell, executive director of the Form-Based Codes Institute.
July 5, 2014, 9am PDT
A study published in Health & Place finds that those seeking good mental health well into their golden years should look to diverse neighborhoods rather than gated communities.
Pacific Standard
April 30, 2014, 1pm PDT
New York City's population of older adults is growing quickly—by 2030, 300,000 more residents over the age of 65 will live in NYC than its current population of one million. But providing adequate housing for older residents is not yet a priority.
New York Times
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.
Atlantic Cities
February 11, 2014, 9am PST
Reflecting a growing desire by seniors to live at home and stay in their lifelong neighborhoods, so-called ‘senior villages” are marshaling support and resource networks so seniors around the country can age in place.
The Washington Post
March 12, 2013, 8am PDT
We've long focused on the *what* when providing housing for seniors. Today Hazel Borys reminds us that the *where* is equally critical, if not more so.
March 5, 2013, 2pm PST
As aging baby boomers enter retirement and seek to downsize from their large single-family homes (the "great senior sell-off") they'll find a housing market increasingly uninterested in what they're selling, says researcher Arthur C. Nelson.
The Atlantic Cities
January 17, 2013, 6am PST
What do three-pack-a-day smoking habits, triple-decker cheese burgers and sprawl have in common? They all offer immediate gratification and deferred consequences. But now the bill's coming due. Ben Brown lays out some ways to face the music.
October 9, 2012, 7am PDT
Ben Brown argues that design adaptations intended to accommodate America's swelling senior population by "aging in place" will be unable, on their own, to meet the challenge. He looks at one model of support that goes beyond universal design.