The Importance of Walkable Cities

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“As Boomers Age, Walkable Cities Become More Important” by Henry Grabar

Henry Grabar captures a unique look at the push for a change in how we shape our cities. The push for walkable cities has been widely written about concerning Generation X or Millennials, and even how new technology companies are relocating to walkable cities because their desired employees demand it.

Grabar looks at how the AARP is now a lobbying force getting behind the movement. Our senior generation is larger than ever before and people are looking for the opportunity to age in place. For this to be a reality, a walkable community will be a requirement. Having this section of our community also behind the walkable movement, it is one more reason why the auto centric approach we have taken in the past isn’t one we should continue to move forward with.

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