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Age-friendly cities; healthy and active aging; global aging; urban and regional planning for an aging society; housing and environments for older adults; integrating gerontology and service-learning opportunities; community-based participatory research.
Alan is in the final stage of completing his doctoral dissertation – a case study of factors that impact the planning and development of sustainable, affordable housing for older adults – and is actively involved in making Portland a better place for those of all ages and abilities. He is currently the project manager for Portland’s Age-Friendly Cities project (in collaboration with the World Health Organization) and is the coordinator for Global Aging and Health: Enhancing Communities in Nicaragua program (in collaboration with the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation).
- DeLaTorre, A., DeLaTorre, T., Neal, M.B., Carder, P., Weinstein, J., DeShane, M., & Wilson, K.B. (Winter, 2012). Periodic Atlas of the Metroscape: Planning for Our Aging Society. Metroscape, Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University.
- Neal, M.B., Wilson, K.B, DeLaTorre, A., & Lopez, M.G. (2010). A Service-Learning Program in Nicaragua: Aging, Environment, and Health. Global Ageing: Issues & Action. The Journal of the International Federation on Ageing, 6(2), 19-28.
- Neal, M.B., & DeLaTorre, A. (Summer, 2009). The WHO Age-Friendly Cities Project. Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging, 33(2), 74-75.
- Neal, M.B., & DeLaTorre, A. (October, 2007). The World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities Project in Portland, Oregon: Summary of findings. AARP Oregon: Portland, OR.
- Neal, M.B., Chapman, N., Dill, J., Sharkova, I., De La Torre, A. Sullivan, K., Kanai, T., & Martin, S. (August, 2006). Age-Related Shifts in Housing and Transportation Demand. A multidisciplinary study conducted for Metro by Portland State University’s College of Urban and Public Affairs.