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American City and County Article on Age-Friendly Planning

December 17, 2013

A December 17th article published by American City and County addresses municipal planning and policies that embrace the "graying of America."  With walkability and transportation issues in the forefront, the article focuses on Bloomington, Indiana's "rails-to-trails” B-Line project, among other initiatives. "Age appropriate: As baby boomers grow older, age-friendly policy is becoming critically important" also quotes Phil Stafford regarding universal design principles. Stafford is Director of the Center on Aging and Community of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.

Age appropriate: As baby boomers grow older, age-friendly policy is becoming critically important
"As the nation’s 'baby boomers' grow older, communities must prepare for a major demographic shift – but that doesn’t necessarily mean tremendous policy overhauls or daunting public works projects. As communities nationwide are discovering, small shifts in perspective now can make huge differences down the line..."
Read article by Derek Prall on the AmericanCityandCounty.com website >