Plus: Missing Middle Housing
February 8, 2017
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
Welcome to the 20-Minute Village
John and Kim live on a half-acre lot in the suburbs, but they can walk to pick up coffee, bagels and more. There
a solution to the problem of having to drive everywhere for everything.
In Search of the Missing Middle
Between cramped city apartments and suburban McMansions, there’s …
Architect Daniel Parolek explains why mid-sized, walkable new housing has disappeared and how we can get it back.
Suburban Sprawl Is a Health Hazard
— So say many county and health planning departments as they work to make new and existing communities more walkable and less car-centric.
The Washington Post
Students and Seniors as Roommates
— Starting with the fall semester, New York University students can save money on housing by renting a room in the home of an older adult.
To Pave or Not to Pave?
— Several cities and counties are choosing to let formerly paved roadways go
. Learn why.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
— The Senseable City Lab of MIT offers an online way to see and measure the tree canopy of cities around the world.
Take a Look
Older Households 2015 - 2035
— The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University recently published the report
Projections & Implications for Housing: A Growing Population
. Its warning: “By 2035, more than one in five people in the U.S. will be aged 65 and older … This growth will increase the demand for affordable, accessible housing that is well connected to services far beyond what the current supply can meet.”
Read the Report
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