Durable Growth

Housing variety as a path to neighborhood stability

Older North Bay subdivision

In my last post, I introduced the idea that neighborhoods are more stable if the housing isn’t all of the same type. I argued that homeowners are more willing to make investments in expansions, remodels, and even maintenance tasks such as painting if their chances of later recovering their costs […]

Durable Growth

Urbanism and senior living: Shedding the extra bedrooms

Typical suburban development

In recent weeks, I’ve been writing about the intersection of urbanism and senior living. Thus far, I’ve largely focused on the forms that senior living can take in urban settings and the steps needed to encourage downtown senior options.

But I’ve also written that many seniors, even if they find walkable […]