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Feb

Citizens Academy: Aging in Place

Roughly 12,000 Baby Boomers are hitting retirement age every day in the United States. America as a whole is aging, and Huntsville is no exception. As life expectancy improves, the percentage of our population 65 and over will continue to increase.  In 1990, one out of every ten people in Huntsville were over the age of 65. By the year 2030, …

17
Feb

Aging in Place Survey

Help us create a plan to accommodate the needs of our growing senior population. The Aging in Place survey will be available until March 10th. Learn more about the BIG Picture’s Aging in Place Citizens Academy.

9
Feb

What We’re Reading: February 10, 2015

In this edition: The scope of transportation engineering is changing; a “new” form of housing is becoming more popular thanks to empty-nesters; debunking migration myths. 

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Jan

What We’re Reading: January 27, 2015

In this edition: The top “green” cities in the US aren’t what you think; what’s the difference between a “streetcar” and “light rail”?; the suburbs are gaining favor with Millennials… or are they?

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Jan

What We’re Reading: January 13, 2015

The first “What We’re Reading” of 2015! Inside: Florida is now bigger than New York; Americans are riding public transit more; could living in an area with a high rate of foreclosures affect your health?

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Dec

What We’re Reading: December 16, 2014

In this edition: You can’t build your way out of congestion; finding your way around Downtown Huntsville will get easier next year; does transit attract crime? NOTE: This is our last edition of 2014– What We’re Reading will return on January 13, 2015. 

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Dec

What We’re Reading: December 2, 2014

In this edition: What’s wanted by Millennials is also good for Boomers; Texas considers high-speed rail; the EPA considers new air quality standards that may have implications for Huntsville.

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Nov

What We’re Reading: November 18, 2014

In this edition: Kickstarter for governments; a “food hall” helps revitalize one city’s downtown; a retail space finds a tenant before it goes vacant. 

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Nov

What We’re Reading: November 4, 2014

In this edition: The young and educated are moving to smaller, more affordable cities; Maglev trains may be coming to the US; another downtown development moves forward. 

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Oct

What We’re Reading: October 21, 2014

In this edition: More downtown development; malls are making use of their parking lots; an historic baseball stadium is getting a facelift. 

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