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  • Plan Canada - Volume 57, Number 3 (Fall 2017) 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    Demographic challenges|Défis démographiques
  • Aging Atlantic cities: Challenges and potential solutions for planners 

    Thomas, Ren; Terashima, Mikiko (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    With the 2016 Census, Canada reached a significant milestone: there are now more seniors in the country than children. In this article, we discuss how the issue of demographic change plays out in the Atlantic region. ...
  • How can we better plan age-friendly communities? 

    Peterson, Eva (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    Age-friendly plans represent an opportunity to ‘get out in front’ of the challenges facing our aging communities. However, in order to be impactful, they require a strategic and contextual approach to each community. ...
  • Dementia + planning: Expanding accessibility through design and the planning process 

    Biglieri, Samantha (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    Contrary to popular belief, over two thirds of Canadians with dementia live in the community as opposed to congregate living. This begs a question that has not been adequately explored in planning practice or academia: ...
  • Is Ontario ready for the silver tsunami? 

    Hartt, Maxwell D.; Biglieri, Samantha (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    For the first time ever, Canadian seniors outnumber youth. In this article we examine the extent of current, and projected, aging in Ontario’s municipalities. We assess if, and to what extent, local municipal governments ...
  • Planning for demographic challenges in our communities 

    Shah, Timothy (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    In this issue of Plan Canada, we explore the critical and emerging demographic challenges facing Canadian cities and highlight the many opportunities planners have to make life more manageable for Millennials and ...
  • Meeting the diverse needs of changing communities 

    McCannell, Brad (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    As older Canadians age into significantly reduced mobility, vision, and hearing (often all combined in a single individual), it’s important for planners to keep in mind that in the new millennium, it’s normal to have ...
  • The economics of sustainable neighbourhoods: Why our suburbs need urgent attention 

    Miller, Glenn (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    A combined trend towards smaller households and an aging population threatens to leave hundreds of car-dependent suburbs with insufficient critical mass to support local amenities and municipal services. Taking bold steps ...
  • Let them eat toast: Planning for you adults living with their parent(s) 

    Moos, Markus (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    This article analyses novel survey data examining why young adults are increasingly living at home. The article considers the implications for housing markets, and how the trends should alter how we plan our communities. ...
  • Challenging the ideology of homeownership: Creating equitable housing options for Millennials 

    Revington, Nick (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    Cultural emphasis on achieving homeownership is far from natural, but rather is promoted by a number of government policies. This orientation towards homeownership, while providing some benefits, leads to greater s ...
  • Strollers and scooters: Perspectives of a Millennial planners living in a retirement community 

    Agnello, Kristin (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    What happens when a Millennial planner and her family move from their urban Edmonton neighbourhood to a small, predominantly retirement-aged community in BC? Turns out, those elements that contribute to a sought-after ...
  • Evaluating school closures through a rural lens 

    Rappolt, Rob; Seasons, Mark; Irwin, Bill (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    Rural school closures are a perennial policy challenge for many communities across Canada. Against a backdrop of fiscal prudence and declining enrolments, school boards are increasingly closing and consolidating ...
  • Can community hubs fill the voids left by closed public schools?: Four recommendations for Ontario 

    Cranston, Sarah; Collins, Patricia (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    Public schools across Ontario are being permanently closed at unprecedented rates. While the impacts of school closures on communities have not been comprehensively studied in Canada, the loss of a public school ...
  • The planners' poem 

    Steil, John (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    After pulling some planning texts and journals from nearby shelves, I was on the hunt for phrases to create a planners’ poem.
  • Coach houses: The multi-generational housing solution 

    Davies, Emily (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    Coach houses: a solution to the growing need for affordable housing requirements of Millennials and seniors. Coach houses add the ability to build a small, detached dwelling in the backyard of an existing property ...
  • Who says, "Vancouver has run out of developable land?" 

    Harris, Gordon (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    A response to "Welcoming immigration in a changing urban environment" by Grant Moore, which appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Plan Canada.
  • Contents 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-09)
    Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 57, Number 3 (Fall 2017).