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ERIC Number: EJ924945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Not so Big Communities: A Promising Future for Human Beings of All Ages
Susanka, Sarah
Educational Gerontology, v37 n6 p499-505 2011
In many American communities today, the methods of construction, as well as the almost exclusive orientation to the convenience of the automobile, limit the functioning and independence of the aging population, and offer little opportunity for human interaction. Sarah Susanka's "Not So Big" series of books points toward a new way of building communities that is tailored to the particular needs and lifestyles of all generations. By designing communities to be beautiful, walkable, accessible to those with disabilities, and sustainable, we can create places where all ages of humans can thrive, no matter their ability to maneuver an automobile. We then discover that community is not only a place, but a process; and the more people who are fully and passionately engaged in its making, the more alive, regenerative, and sustainable that community is likely to be.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States