Planning for aging communities is increasingly important. Vox visits Weesp, a small city in The Netherlands, to understand how the “dementia village” model works through the lens of De Hogeweyk. These communities seem to perform much better for residents than the traditional dementia housing model.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.