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December 26, 2011 from High Country News:http://www.hcn.org/issues/43.22/stitching-habitat-together-across-public-and-private-lands;"Stitching habitat together across public and private lands." This article demonstrates why it is so important in Montana to support good land use planning for dealing with wildlife corridors across private lands.
A Research Report by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the AARP Public Policy Institute
Aging in Place: Policy Brief - http://www.ncsl.org/documents/transportation/Aging-in-Place-brief.pdf
Aging in Place: Full Report - http://www.ncsl.org/documents/transportation/Aging-in-Place-2011.pdf
The vast majority of
older adults want to age in place, so they can continue to
live in their own
homes or communities. As the older population grows, the
degree to which
it can participate in community life and reach needed
services will be
determined, in part, by how communities are designed. This
report examines state policies that can help older adults age in
place. These policies include integrating land use, housing and
transportation; efficiently delivering services in the
more transportation choices, particularly for older adults
who no longer
drive; and improving affordable, accessible housing to
prevent social isolation.
The Sonoran Institute and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy developed Successful Communities Online Toolkit information exchange to help underrepresented communities find useful information from their Western peer communities. Check out this new resource.