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How will you get around when you stop driving? What a sad way for government to address elders. How about building car-free towns so no one notices when you stop driving?

What a sad way for government to address elders. How about building car-free towns so no one notices when you stop driving?

These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bakers and Brewers Though the model is new and small, it holds outsize potential for the many neighborhoods whose downtowns are controlled by faraway landlords or retail chains. http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/neighbors-got-together-buy-vacant-buildings-renting-bike-shop-brewer

These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bakers and Brewers: Though the model is new and small, it holds outsize potential for the many neighborhoods whose downtowns are controlled by faraway landlords or retail chains.

Poundbury_ALL0146 by JonathanLClarke, via Flickr  Google maps: Challacombe Square / Challacombe Street, Poundbury, England, United Kingdom

Poundbury_ALL0146 by JonathanLClarke, via Flickr Google maps: Challacombe Square / Challacombe Street, Poundbury, England, United Kingdom

The central fountain in this Italian car-free plaza provides a gathering place for the elders who enjoy social connection. It works because the place to sit is there and is central.

The central fountain in this Italian car-free plaza provides a gathering place for the elders who enjoy social connection. It works because the place to sit is there and is central.

In Greece, elders are welcome to sit at a table in the taverna for hours.

In Greece, elders are welcome to sit at a table in the taverna for hours.

Bowden Urban Village Stage 1 ‘Shared Street’ Design – Jensen PLUS

Bowden Urban Village Stage 1 ‘Shared Street’ Design – Jensen PLUS

The final years of life can be hard. But they are made easier if one can remain in ones community, near loved ones.

The final years of life can be hard. But they are made easier if one can remain in ones community, near loved ones.

Row Houses | Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Hidden Row Homes – Bell’s Court, Society Hill, Philadelphia

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