Will the Elderly Run to the Suburbs? In Montreal, it Seems to be the Case by @globalsiteplans

If we were to believe a study published by a Concordia University researcher, it would be necessary to redouble efforts in order to attract silver heads and other “boomers,” who are set to expand the cohort of seniors over the course of the coming decades like never before, to urban centers. In spite of analyses that hold out the prospect of a “white wave” for revitalizing and densifying the city centers, the conclusions of Professor Zak Patterson , a Professor in the Department of Geography, Urbanism and Environment [at Concordia], leave us uneasy. In effect, during the years 1990 and 2000, a refined analysis of Canadian census data collected by the latter reveals an inverse tendency instead. Not only are the elderly not converging toward city centers, but the proportion of adults older than sixty-five who have chosen to move to the suburbs has been growing continuously –...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1019066

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