Plus: How to apply to the Walking College                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
February 6, 2019 
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Make Time for Making Room
Unprecedented shifts in both demographics and lifestyle have fundamentally transformed our nation’s housing needs. Featuring infographics, ideas, solutions, images and floor plans from a National Building Museum exhibition of the same name, our new (free!) 84-page, photo-filled publication is a rallying cry for a wider menu of housing options.
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Housing a Changing America
The popular vision of the American household is inaccurate and outdated. Nuclear families (such as
the Leveys, pictured in 1950), account for just 20 percent of contemporary households. The largest demographic: Single adults who live alone.
SEE A SLIDESHOW OF STATS AND FACTS
Events, Resources & More
The Rise of the Grandfamily — A D.C. housing development serves as a refuge for grandparents raising young children. Is it a model for the rest of the country?
Source: The Washington Post Magazine ►
Permanently Affordable Condos — A developer, a nonprofit conservancy and a
land trust are working together in Denver to achieve that goal. Source: Next City ►
The Appeal of Cohousing — Older adults are seeing the benefits of living independently with access to shared spaces. Source: San Francisco Chronicle ►
P.S. Making Room includes examples of grandfamily housing, affordable housing, cohousing and more!
Walk the Walk: People of all ages are preferring to live in walkable communities. The Walking College
is a six-month distance-learning program that teaches a diverse group of fellows the fundamentals of walkable design and policy. “The ideal applicant,” says host America Walks, “has a passion for making
their neighborhoods, cities or counties more livable, healthy, accessible, and equitable but isn’t
necessarily sure where to start.” Learn more and apply by February 28 ►
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