Forum on Livable Communities for Successful Aging
Last Friday, May 30, the County of San Mateo hosted a forum entitled, “Livable Communities for Successful Aging.” The focus was creating mixed-generation, mixed-use, mixed-income developments and neighborhoods for the Baby Boom generation. The county and cities need to start planning now for the active retirees of tomorrow to find the living choices they want in the market here in San Mateo County. The county’s population is going to have a significantly higher percentage of seniors by 2025, including the over-80 cohort.
Supervisor Adrienne Tissier was the convenor of لعبة توم وجيري the forum. A panel of experts included consultant Dena Belzer from Strategic Economics; Richard Berger, economic development director for the City of Daly City; and Lydia Tan, executive vice president of BRIDGE Housing. They reviewed the county’s changing demographics and the transit-oriented developments needed to serve them.
Robert Ogilvie of Public Health Law and Policy reviewed the positive public health implications of developing livable, walkable communities with access toلعبة بن تن اكشن transit and services.
Architect Dan Ionescu of DIAP provided the keynote address during lunch, emphasizing that Silicon Valley is a world-class address, lacking world-class planning. Strategic regional planning would help San Mateo County achieve better results in this arena.
The County maintains a web page for the forum at www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/successfulaging.