Cities need to face up to challenge of an older population

06/14/2013 | Atlantic Cities, The

Cities in the U.S. have generally been designed to accommodate average people with average abilities. But as that average creeps up in age and those abilities degenerate, cities will need to rethink and redesign to adjust for slower movement and reaction times. "From a social standpoint, we're way, way behind other countries in terms of how we approach our elders," said Margaret Neal, director of Portland State University's Institute on Aging.

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