Plus: Pay Isn't Keeping Pace With Places to Live
September 26, 2018
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
Creating Parks and Public Spaces
Our new, step-by-step guide to developing fun, safe and healthy outdoor spaces for people of all ages was created in partnership with 8 80 Cities and The Trust for Public Land. This new publication contains strategies, examples from throughout the nation and worksheets for use by planners and park advocates.
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How Bodybuilding Can Build Community
Outdoor gyms in public parks provide free access to exercise equipment. The Fitness Zone program created by The Trust for Public Land (yes, the same trust noted above) works in cities and counties nationwide. The Dunedin, Florida, workout spot shown here is a popular destination for older adults.
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Householders Are Older ...
— Homeownership rates for all age groups were lower in 2017 than in 2006, the year before the Great Recession. The largest group of homeowners today: people age 65 or over.
U.S. Census Bureau
Perhaps Because Salaries Haven’t Kept Pace With Housing Costs
— Unlike in the past (defined as much of the post-World War II era), a steady paycheck doesn’t translate into affording a permanent place to live.
And There’s Little Left After Paying the Rent
— Millions of workers hold the kind of service-oriented jobs “that formed the backbone of the American Dream,” yet they don’t earn enough to support a family. “That’s why,” writes urbanist Richard Florida, “it is time for cities to step up and help the millions upon millions who hold service jobs achieve a new version of the American Dream.”
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