Demographic Data

How to Prepare for the Next Demographic Shift: Aging Baby Boomers

How to Prepare for the Next Demographic Shift: Aging Baby Boomers

When considering the demographic shifts that may shape your city in the coming years, there’s one important trend to plan for: cities around the world are getting older. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report on aging cities, the world population of people 60 and older is expected to double by 2050. How will your city react? Read more to get some pointers. 

How the Anchorage, Alaska Parks Department Used Data to Enhance Community Development

How the Anchorage, Alaska Parks Department Used Data to Enhance Community Development

The Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department keeps busy year round: with 223 parks, 82 playgrounds, 135 miles of paved trails, 110 athletic fields, 5 pools, and 11 recreation facilities, the Parks Department staff are never short on projects. Maeve Nevins, senior park planner, and Taylor Keegan, park planner, are implementing improvement plans for Anchorage parks. For two parks projects in particular, Maeve and Taylor used data and community feedback to inform their improvement plans. Through harnessing the power of both quantitative and qualitative data, they were able to understand the community’s needs and desires, ultimately garnering positive community responses for both projects as a result.