"Collaboration: The Key to Building Communities for All Generations"

Posted: January 6, 2017

This is the title of a 2015 article written by Min Koung Choi and Mildred E. Warner (Cornell University’s Dept. of City and Regional Planning).

Full reference for the article:
Choi, M. and Warner, M.E. (2015). "Collaboration: The key to building communities for all generations", in The Municipal Yearbook 2015, Washington, D.C.: International City County Management Association.

Here’s an excerpt:

"The needs of children and elders have traditionally been addressed primarily through age-segregated programs. But fiscal constraints require local governments to look for more efficiencies, which may be achieved through integrated programs. … In 2012 Cornell researchers joined with ICMA (International City/County Management Association) and the American Planning Association (APA) to host a series of focus groups with city managers and planners to discuss how municipalities meet the needs of children and seniors in service delivery, public participation, and planning. Those focus groups led to the first national Planning across Generations survey in 2013, conducted to measure what communities are actually doing in this regard. This article reports on the results of that survey” (pp. 27-28, Choi & Warner, 2015).

[Full article is available online.]

Professor Warner’s other articles tied to the Planning Across Generations” series are also available online.