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Climate Resilience for an Aging Nation with Danielle Arigoni: The Planning Commission Podcast

Author and livability expert Danielle Arigoni talks about her new book with the Planning Commission Podcast.

January 8, 2024 - The Planning Commission Podcast

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Proposed Senior Community Wants to Use Tech to Keep Aging Residents Healthy

A proposal from a California investor and the University of California, Davis envisions a seniors-oriented community complete with healthcare facilities and other ways to support older residents.

January 3, 2024 - KCRA

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Report Highlights Housing Insecurity Among Seniors

Older Americans face rising mortgage debt, high costs for medical care and assistance, and a dearth of accessible housing.

December 27, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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Report: Housing Costs a Growing Concern for Older Adults

A growing number of older Americans are finding it difficult to downsize to smaller, more accessible, and more affordable homes while staying in their communities.

December 11, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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How Zoning Reform can Help Seniors ‘Age in Place’

Without more middle housing options, the United States will be short on ‘aging-ready’ homes.

November 8, 2023 - Stateline

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Seniors Over 50 Make up Almost Half of California’s Unhoused Population

A new study finds that low-income seniors are increasingly unable to find affordable housing.

June 20, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

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The Challenges of Aging in Place

Seniors in one Bay Area community want to stay in their communities, but many find the cost of living and maintaining older homes prohibitive.

June 5, 2023 - Palo Alto Online

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The Ugly Truth Behind “We Buy Ugly Houses”

HomeVestors of America, the self-proclaimed “largest homebuyer in the U.S.,” trains its nearly 1,150 franchisees to zero in on homeowners’ desperation.

May 23, 2023 - Shelterforce Magazine

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How Neighborhoods Impact Older Adults’ Resiliency to Climate Change

New research seeks to learn how homes, neighborhoods, and communities affect how older residents are affected by climate change.

December 7, 2022 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Senior Mobility

Opinion: Housing Reforms Critical for Older Americans

Older adults are some of the most vulnerable to threats of eviction and displacement driven by escalating housing costs.

March 3, 2022 - The Darien Times

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Changing Perceptions of Aging in Planning

In planning, stereotypes of older adults still dominate, and it’s time for that message to change.

March 22, 2020 - Insights (Toole Design)

Elderly Walking

A New Vision for Senior Housing

The interest in less traditional housing arrangements for older people, such as shared housing and cohousing, is increasing.

October 14, 2019 - The New York Times

Digital City

Smart Cities Should Also Be Inclusive and Accessible Cities

The Inclusive Innovation Playbook provides guidance about how to create smart cities without leaving anyone behind.

May 10, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

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Shared Mobility for Those Who Need a Little Extra Help

A new service in St. Paul and Minneapolis will assist riders at both ends of their rides.

March 6, 2019 - Pioneer Press

Handicapped Seating

Badges for Transit Riders with Non-Visible Impairments

Transport for London is experimenting with badges that say "Please offer me a seat" for people who wouldn't necessarily be offered seats.

May 1, 2017 - BBC


Wyoming Bus Stop to Be Removed at Property Owner's Request

Cheyenne Plaza LLC asked to have the bus stop near their property removed and the Cheyenne Transit Program obliged.

February 23, 2017 - Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Elderly Walking

Improving Cities for Older Residents

Demographic change means older city dwellers. Entrepreneurs and developers are searching for better ways to serve this community.

January 4, 2017 - The Guardian

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

Older People

Redefining Public Spaces for Older People

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?

March 18, 2015 - The Guardian

What Would an Elderly-Friendly City Look Like?

London-based Transport for All bemoans the inaccessibility of our urban environs for older residents. In this article, they ask designer Neil Chambers how he would design a city to 'facilitate an active and flexible lifestyle for the elderly.'

July 25, 2013 - Bettery Magazine

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