Maturing of America II:

Getting America's Communities on Track for the Baby Boomers

The age 65-plus population is expected to double by 2030. How are local communities preparing for this change?

The American Planning Association is partnering with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging to undertake a MetLife Foundation-funded survey that will look closely at the progress under way in every aspect of community life, including land use and zoning, housing, transportation, social services, and civic engagement.

With its other partners — the International City/County Management Association, Partners for Livable Communities, the National Association of Counties, and the National League of Cities — the survey will poll 10,000 cities and counties across the nation and look at advances made since the last "Maturing of America" survey was conducted in 2005.

The earlier study found that while initial steps were being taken, much more needs to be done.

Report Released

A press conference was held on June 2, 2011, to release the results of the Maturing of America II survey to the public.

The full report is available online at