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  • October 1, 2021

    Date: Thursday, September 23, 5:00 – 6:30 PM EDT

    Location: Video Conference

     

    Agenda

    Member Check-in:  How’s everyone doing???  Where did the summer go?

    Opening Presentation: Katherine (Kathy) Kline presented “Affordable Housing for All Ages / New Trends in Housing Older Adults.” She talked about several solutions to provide housing for the growing senior populations, both in the US and in other countries.

     

    Events in Formation for 2021:

    TAFEL HALL Panels (ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) – SOME DATES TO BE DETERMINED.

    Panel Topic:  ADA at Thirty — Accessibility Solutions in Historic Structures– Case studies of successful creative projects that extend the useful life and safety of historic buildings that are Landmarked or in an Historic District.  The committees involved in this project have decided to make it a one-night panel rather than a daytime workshop – date to be determined.  Special Project digital publication on the AIANY website is planned.  Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee, Building Codes Committee, Public Architecture Committee. It was suggested that this ADA event be planned for Dec., Disability Month.

     

    Panel Topic:  Aging and Affordable Housing in Asia – Explore how models of senior care in Asian countries may differ from those in the US.  Possible countries to highlight include Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and others. The topic was revised to acknowledge the aging in place culture in Asia. We are contacting prospective panelists/modulators to form the panel.

     

    Presentations @ Monthly Meetings

    • October 21: Kami Altman will present a MAP affordable project Clarke Place they recently completed. 
    • November 18: Susan Wright will present 3 affordable and senior living projects she is familiar with in NY.

     

    Save the Date

    2021 — 2022 DFA Dates:  21 October, 18 November, 16 December, 27 January 2022, 24 February 2022.

     

    Good Reads and More

     

     

  • August 29, 2021

    Thursday, July 22, 2021, 5:00 – 6:30 PM ET
    Location: Video Conference

    Agenda

    Member Check-in:  How’s everyone doing???  Where did the summer go??

    Opening Presentation:  Yuko Sono from CLOUDS Architecture shared their findings from Aging Tokyo Workshops in GSAPP.

    Events in Formation for 2021:

    “TAFEL HALL” Panels (ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) – SOME DATES TO BE DETERMINED.

    Panel Topic: ADA at Thirty—Accessibility Solutions in Historic Structures– Case studies of successful creative projects that extend the useful life and safety of historic buildings that are Landmarked or in an Historic District. We will make this either a one half day workshop (3-4 hours) Speed presentation style of presentations or an evening panel, and Special Project digital publication on the AIANY website.  Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee, Building Codes Committee, Public Architecture Committee.

    Panel Topic: Asian Models for Senior Care–Explore how models of senior care in Asian countries may differ from those in the US.  Possible countries to highlight include Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and others.

    Christine has good ideas / connections for moving this forward as listed below:

    • Local culture regarding extended families and care of older family members
    • Government support for senior services and affordable senior housing
    • Laws/codes regarding accessibility of the built environment
    • Architecture and urban design, either new or traditional

    The panel may start from case study and move on to the regional characteristics. We shared about some special histories and developments we’ve learned and will continue reaching out to the prospective panelists.

    Monthly Meetings: Returning to in-person meetings in October!

    Presentations @ Monthly Meetings

    September 23:  “Affordable Housing for All Ages / New Trends in Housing Older Adults” by DFA Committee Member Katherine (Kathy) Kline.

    Save the Date

    2021 DFA Dates:  September 23, October 28, November 18 (the 3rd Thursday)

  • July 18, 2021
    Date: Thursday, June 24, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: Video Conference

    AGENDA         

    Member Check-in:  How’s everyone doing???  Is everyone enjoying this summer of freedom?

    Opening Presentation:  Robert Wong from Hong Kong shared his recent work regarding age friendly community in HK.

    REVIEW of this successful panel:  SAFER AND EQUITABLE STREETS:  Age, Ability and Inclusion on 10 June 2021, 6:00 PM.

     

    Events in Formation for 2021: 

    “TAFEL HALL” Panels (ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) – SOME DATES TO BE DETERMINED.

    Panel Topic:  ADA at Thirty — Accessibility Solutions in Historic Structures –  Case studies of successful creative projects that extend the useful life and safety of historic buildings that are Landmarked or in an Historic District. We will make this a one half day workshop (3-4 hours) Speed presentation style of presentations, and Special Project digital publication on the AIANY website.  Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee, Building Codes Committee, Public Architecture Committee. Reaching out for Accessibility Consultancies as possible panalists.

     

    Panel Topic:  Asian Models for Senior Care – Explore how models of senior care in Asian countries may differ from those in the US.  Possible countries to highlight include Singapore, India, Philippines, and either Japan, Korea, or Taiwan.

     

    Presentations @ Monthly Meetings

    • July 22:  Yuko Sono from CLOUDS Architecture will share their finidngs from Aging Tokyo Workshops in GSAPP.

    Save the Date

    2021 DFA Dates:  22 July, August Recess, 23 September, 28 October

  • June 19, 2021

    On June 10, the AIANY Design for Aging committee, Planning and Urban Design, and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees were pleased to host Renia Ehrenfeucht, Author of “Sidewalks Conflict and Negotiation over Public Space”, Aimi Hamraie, Author of “Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability”, Jessica Murray, PhD, CUNY, Chair of NYCT Advisory Committee for Transit Accessibility, and Ariel Ward, Transportation Engineer, Planner, and Designer of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) on an important and timely discussion focused on safe and equitable streets: age, ability, and inclusion, moderated by Claire Weisz, FAIA, Principal-in-Charge of WXY Architecture + Urban Design.

    In 2020, pivotal national and global events brought about increased awareness of the notion of safety on our streets. Beyond the months of public health measures that required social distancing, we also experienced a public space paradigm shift as a result of the anti-racist movements demonstrating on our city streets. Within the design community and beyond, discussions about perceptions of safety and  questions of who is kept safe in public, and by what means their safety is maintained, were resoundingly ignited.

    While cities adapted quickly to the pandemic with ’slow’ and ‘open’ streets, pop-up bike lanes, and temporary parklet structures, these “exciting” new interventions can experienced differently—especially by marginalized, vulnerable, or minority people, including seniors, people with disabilities, and BIPOC communities—sometimes as obstacles to access of the public right-of-way or as foreign, or imposed, elements and cultures, especially if there has been an absence of community involvement during implementation.

    As cities prepare for long-term recovery, any course of action under consideration by the design community should begin by assessing lessons learned and best practices. Revisiting the principles of Universal Design could point the way to desirable and just outcomes anchored in inclusion, accessibility, and process-based accountability.

    This panel presented best practices and promising trends to advance goals of multi-modal, safe streets, sidewalks and curbside social spaces through designs that afford equity and dignity. The event concluded with a beautiful and powerful footnote: “Mobility over modality.” In case you missed it, you can view a complete replay here.

  • June 2, 2021

    Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 5:00 – 6:30 PM EDT

    Location: Video Conference

     

    Agenda

    Member Check-in:  How’s everyone doing???  Have the vaccines liberated you?

    Opening Presentation:  Jennifer Hrabach Molinsky: Senior Research Associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University and a Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design. Jennifer manages the Center’s research on housing for older adults.  She spoke on affordability and equity in senior housing.

     

    Events in Formation for 2021:

    “TAFEL HALL” Panels (ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) – SOME DATES TO BE DETERMINED.

    Panel Topic:  SAFER AND EQUITABLE STREETS:  Age, Ability and Inclusion– Date:  10 June 2021, 6:00 PM. Co-hosted with Infrastructure and PUD Committees.

    Panelists:

    • Aimi Hamraie – Author “Access:  Universal Design and the Politics of Disability”
    • Renia Ehrenfeucht – Co-Author (with Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris) “Sidewalks:  Conflict and Negotiation in Public Space”
    • Jessica Murray – Chair of the MTA’s Advisory Committee for Transit Accessibility.
    • Ariel Ward – Transportation Engineer, Planner, and Designer, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)

    Moderator:

    • Claire Weisz – FAIA, Principal-in-Charge, WXY Architecture + Urban Design

    Panel Topic:  ADA at Thirty — Accessibility Solutions in Historic Structures– Case studies of successful creative projects that extend the useful life and safety of historic buildings that are Landmarked or in  an Historic District. We will make this a one half day workshop (3-4 hours) Speed presentation style of presentations, and Special Project digital publication on the AIANY website.  Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee, Building Codes Committee, Public Architecture Committee.

     

    Panel Topic:  Asian Models for Senior Care – Explore how models of senior care in Asian countries may differ from those in the US.  Possible countries to highlight include Japan, Korea, Taiwan and others. 

     

    Presentations @ Monthly Meetings

    • June 24:  Robert Wong from Hong Kong will share his recent work regarding age friendly community in HK.  Based on his presentation we can then continue our discussion about the possible panel topic initiated by Yutaka concerning Asian Models for Senior Care. Robert’s recent other presentation information can be found here.

     

    Save the Date

    2021 DFA Dates:  24 June, 22 July, August Recess, 23 September, 28 October

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