Aging Population

Two friends sit and talk at a social distance in Fletcher Moss park, Manchester, UK

Planning Age-Friendly Cities

Manchester researchers are part of a network of European cities collaborating on strategies to support the aging population in cities worldwide.

October 9, 2020 - City Monitor

Bicyclists White House

E-Bikes for an Aging Population

The bikes offer a transportation option for older people where other modes fall short.

May 15, 2019 - Fast Company

Butte County, California

An Unexpected Turn for California's New State Population Report

Population data released May 1 by the Department of Finance reveals the Golden State's lowest population growth rate on record, at 0.47 percent.

May 6, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Montpelier Vermont

Vermont to Pay People to Relocate

To encourage people to move to Vermont, new program will help remote workers with the costs of relocating.

January 15, 2019 - WBUR


Do Seniors Need Cars?

One common argument against road diets and other pro-walkability policies is that seniors need cars more than anyone else. Is this claim borne out by data?

September 9, 2018 - Michael Lewyn


'Mobility for All' Responds to Growing Need for Quality Paratransit Service

Accessible technology and a centralized database and call center will help deliver a one-call, one-click transportation information system for seniors and people with special needs in the Portland region.

August 29, 2018 - Bike Portland

Senior Mobility

A Geography of Aging in the U.S.

Peter Rogerson crunches the numbers on 50 years of demographic shifts.

May 31, 2018 - CityLab

Fertility Rates, Birth Rates, Births Fell to Record Lows in U.S. Last Year

Births and birth rates dropped to a 30-year low, not an issue of concern yet, but if the trend continues, the U.S. could join other developed nations that must deal with the consequences of an aging population. Immigration plays an uncertain factor.

May 21, 2018 - NPR: The Two-Way

'An Adult Day Care on Every Corner:' Aging in the Rio Grande Valley

In a region where most people “age in place,” facilities offering services and socialization give primary caregivers a much-needed break.

January 15, 2018 - The Texas Observer

What Planners Need to Know About Aging for Comprehensive Plans

Julia Wolfe, planning specialist for the Ramsey County Public Health, lays out some suggestions to plan for aging population.

December 22, 2017 - PlanIt - Metropolitan Council

Elderly Walking

What Makes a Community 'Dementia-Friendly?'

With a high number of elderly residents, the London suburb of Purley has taken steps to become "dementia-friendly." There's no single definition of what that means, but community awareness and education are a focus.

February 8, 2017 - The Guardian

[Y]our Future, According to Chris Leubkeman

As leader of Arup’s global Foresight + Research + Innovation team, Chris Luebkeman spends much of his time thinking about how to build tomorrow’s cities today. Writer Peter Moskowitz spoke with him about aging and climate change.

November 1, 2016 - Doggerel

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen's Workforce Housing Buckling Under Weight of Aging Population

As residents of Aspen, Colorado's limited supply of workforce housing begin to retire, they're staying put, creating a new affordable housing crunch for younger workers.

September 22, 2016 - Marketplace

Elderly Walking

Suburbs Are Failing the Elderly

Around two-thirds of Baby Boomers in metropolitan areas live in the suburbs. But as they age, suburbia seems less and less hospitable.

July 11, 2016 - RenewATL

Wheelchair Ramp

Finding Homes Harder For Those With Disabilities

A new study finds that the number of units available to those with a disability is insufficient to meet the growing needs of an aging population.

January 11, 2016 - CityLab

Senior Planner

City of Kissimmee - Development Services

Planner II

City of Kissimmee - Development Services

Senior Travel Demand Modeler

Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

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Chaddick Institute at DePaul University

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