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Thursday
Aug312017

BoomTown: The Promise of ‘Ageless Thinking’ 

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“As a society, we tend to believe that each generation is an insular one, and that the interests of each are unique and separate from those of others. But now more than ever, people young and old must join forces to address problems that affect both of their communities.” Michael Eisner

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Thursday
Aug172017

BoomTown: A Future for All Ages

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According to AgingCare.com, 43 percent of senior citizens today are lonely and, therefore, significantly more likely to suffer health problems and die at a younger age. This illuminating and overlooked statistic illustrates how shortsighted the current paradigm for retirement communities is and why we must change how we think about senior living.

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Wednesday
Aug092017

We Need Your Votes to Get to SXSW 2018!

Each year, thousands of creatives, experts, educators and consumers converge in Austin, Texas, for SXSW to discuss how innovations in technology, education, design and other industries are changing the we way live our lives. This forward-thinking network of conferences is an ideal venue to explore the ways in which design solutions can affect real transformations.

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Friday
Aug042017

Healthcare’s Digital Evolution

JLABS @ TMC, part of a network of life science incubators meant to catalyze discovery in the field. Photo: Shau Lin Hon, Slyworks Photography .

This post is part of a blog series related to Dialogue 30, "The Livability Issue.”

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Wednesday
Aug022017

How Urban Design Can Save Lives

Image courtesy Matt Quinn

This post is part of a blog series related to Dialogue 30, "The Livability Issue.”

As Designers and Planners, we base our design concepts on a variety of inputs: site program, client preferences, industry practices, etc. But we still build parts of our cities the same way we have for nearly a century. This failure to consider our evolving needs and adapt to them may be killing us!

Urban Design can help. Here are three ideas – local, neighborhood and citywide.

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