Skip to main content

Upcoming Webinar on Friday, September 28!

Mark your calendars! My AARP Colleague Jana Lynott and I will be giving a webinar titled "Housing and Transportation for the Boomers and Beyond" for the American Planning Association's webinar series - This Friday, September 28 at 1pm ET.

Anyone can sign up, and it's free!

To register, go to: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/890800882

For more on APA's webinar series, go to http://www.utah-apa.org/webcasts

Tell a friend, and I'll see you there!


From the event description: We'll be covering national and state data on housing and transportation relevant to an aging population. Hear how disability rates, family structures, foreclosure rates, and the age of homes have shifted in the decade, as older households adapt to face new and continuing challenges. Learn what’s being done to address issues of affordability. Understand the latest travel patterns of those 65+ as observed in the 2009 National Household Travel Survey. Hear what public and private sector strategies AARP’s planning experts recommend for the creation of lifelong communities. During the webinar, presenters will show their new 6.5 minute video entitled, “Active Living for All Ages: Creating Communities Around Transit,” and discuss how the voices of older adults living in Arlington, VA’s TOD neighborhoods can help win the argument for walkable, mixed-use communities.


This event series is sponsored by the following divisions and chapters of APA: Arkansas Chapter, Connecticut Chapter, County Planning Division, Delaware Chapter, Economic Development Division, Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Division, Florida Chapter, Gays and Lesbians in Planning Division, Illinois Chapter, Iowa Chapter, Indiana Chapter, Kansas Chapter, Louisiana Chapter, Maryland Chapter, Massachusetts Chapter, Michigan Chapter, Mississippi Chapter, Missouri Chapter, National Capital Chapter, Nebraska Chapter, Nevada Chapter, New Jersey Chapter, New Mexico Chapter, New Urbanism Division, New York – Metro Chapter, New York - Upstate Chapter, North Carolina Chapter, Northern New England Chapter, Ohio Chapter, Pennsylvania Chapter, Planning and the Black Community Division, Planning and Women Division, Private Practice Division, Small Town and Rural Planning Division, Technology Division, Texas Chapter, The Ohio State University, Transportation Division, Utah Chapter, Virginia Chapter, Washington Chapter, and Wisconsin Chapter.

Comments

  1. Sign up quickly - spots are filling up faster than I anticipated.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Efficiency and Affordability: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

I haven't been posting often lately, as things have been pretty hectic.   I did receive a question the other day about  topic that I haven't spoken about here:  Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), and it inspired me to write a quick post.  These are sometimes known as "accessory apartments," "mother-in-law suites" or "granny flats" - they are ways to provide more housing options in existing neighborhoods by allowing homeowners to build additional units on their lots.  ADU is a catch-all term for all of these situations - either units attached to existing homes or placed somewhere else on the property, say over a garage or a stand-alone in the backyard. 

They are part of the range of housing options that help to ensure that people of all ages, including older adults, can meet their needs.  AARP's model ordinance on ADUs was written by staff at the American Planning Association and was an attempt to find a set of regulations that would meet livabili…

The "Boom" in Golden Girls-Style Shared Housing: Where’s the Beef?

NBC, Touchstone Television and their partners should be proud– it has been 22 years since the final episode aired, yet the influence of The Golden Girlsmeans that every year reporters ask about the boom in “Golden Girls Housing.”  This form of shared housing receives a great amount of attention, but we'll miss the big picture if we look for big numbers.
For the last few years, I have looked at data from the Current Population Survey (analyzed by the AARP Public Policy Institute) to count households that are all female (or all male) with at least one non-related housemate or roommate, no spouses, and no one under 50 in the home. This is the classic “Golden Girls” formula.  
The result has become familiar: a very small portion of the population lives in a “golden” situation, around one percent.  The small numbers of people in those situations means that it’s hard to figure out whether it has become more popular.  Though the percentage appears to be holding steady, the number of golden…

What Is a Livable Community, and How Do We Measure One?

Today, I kicked off AARP Public Policy Institute's Livability Index project with a blog and two papers on new project webpage: bi.tly/LivIndex.  The PPI blog, "What Is a Livable Community, and How Do We Measure One?" introduces the project to the world.

You may have wondered why I haven't been writing as much lately, and this project is what has been keeping me busy recently. In a way, this has been keeping me busy for years.