Naturally occurring retirement communities are developing in the Washington region – and across the country. They’re growing as many seniors opt to remain in the homes and neighborhoods they’ve lived in for decades, even as developers market such places to newer and younger residents. Kojo chats with architect and urban planner Roger Lewis about the “NORC” phenomenon and how it’s shaping the face of the Washington region.


  • Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
  • John M. Thompson Executive Director, D.C. Office on Aging

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