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Baby Boomers & Quality of Place- Urban Housing Going Mainstream (9)

FYI BOOMERS -UrbanHousing is Going Mainstream
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Question 9. What are the most desirable features Baby Boomers seek if they choose to live in an urban environment?

According to a recent article in USA Today- there is a definite shift in housing development from a suburban focus to compact urban housing is going mainstream. The article reports, "The housing bust and recession have prompted developers to set their sights inward. When property values drop, so does investment. And because values dropped the most on the outer edges of metro areas, developers are paying attention to sites they never considered before."
Compact Urban Development Going Mainstream

And it is not only developers who are revising perspectives.Planning guidelines for the US Department of Defense will revise military construction standards. The guidelines call for compact development that incorporates mass transit, energy conservation, and mixed uses with residential housing close to shops and other businesses.
Defense Department Plans for More-Walkable Communities

 

Question 9. What are the most desirable features Baby Boomers seek if they choose to live in an urban environment?



News from the New Urbanism Conference of possible interest to Baby Boomers looAsheville NC Model for New Urbanismking to the future in terms of what I call “Aging-in-PALACE”...  author Richard Florida said that "quality of place" is the most important factor in personal fulfillment....four factors influence this quality —

1) walkable and mixed-use community design;
2 )value a community places on the arts;
3 )integration of the built and natural environment,
4) degree to which a community values its history.

Community Design a Factor in Personal Satisfaction

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