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  • August 1, 2022

    Date: Thursday, July 28, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: Video Conference

    AGENDA

    Events in Formation for 2022:

    TAFEL HALL Panels Potentials:

    Panel Topic A: ADA at Thirty: Accessibility Solutions in Historic Structures — On holdCase 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.

    Panel Topic B: Aging Populations and Climate Change — scheduled for Fall 2022. Donna Walcavage, of the DFRR, and the Committee on Design for Aging are planning a joint event.

    Our audience will be design professionals but we may have others from the general public interested in the topic. The DFRR committee or our moderator can introduce the speakers with some statistics and other information highlighting the scale of the issue to engage the audience. Then 3 or 4 speakers covering these aspects:

    1) Evaluating places to live
    2) Preparation for shocks and stressors
    3) Evacuation or shelter in place

    We will focus on social equity, accessibility and mobility as we cover these topics. In the limited time for the panel, we can’t cover all the possible shocks and stressors, so if we find a good speaker in one aspect that is focused on extreme heat and another that is talking about sea level rise, it is ok to acknowledge the range of the discussion.

    Panel Topic C: How are Smaller Architecture Firms addressing the needs of an aging NYC population? Perhaps a Panel in conjunction with the Emerging Architects Committee and/or the Women in Architecture Committee.

    • Studio HIP has renovated many school playgrounds in conjunction with the Trust for Public Land that incorporate senior ideas and uses. These playgrounds must be open to others during after-school hours. Liz Hand-Fry is the founder of Studio HIP, a landscape architecture firm.
    • Jeffrey Rosenfeld at New School holds a seminar named Design for Aging Population to explore how global aging is impacting on all aspects of design, especially on the design of “Home.” It might help us to understand how higher educationists and potential young professions see the opportunity and address the topic of design for aging.

    The Committee will invite these potential speakers/panelists to the opening presentations in fall.

     

    Other Business / New Business :

    Lauren Zumbach, a writer with “Story by JPMorgan” contacted us to see whether anyone can help with an article about ways multifamily owners can make their properties more age-friendly. Story is a platform for multifamily owners with property management tools and educational content covering industry news and trends. Given the aging population, Story is putting together an article with advice on ways property owners can make apartments more inclusive and accessible to older tenants. HOW CAN THE DFA CONTRIBUTE TO THIS?

    • Connecting him with some builders, architects, or agencies, such as HPD, who has applied the principles in the AIP Guide in their home renovation projects to share their experiences might be helpful.
    • The deployment of AIP Guide, its influences and applications can be another potential panel topic.

     

    Save the Date

    • 2022 DFA Dates: AUGUST RECESS, September 22, October 20, November 17, December 15
  • June 28, 2022

    Date: Thursday, June 23, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: Video Conference

    AGENDA

    Post-Panel Review:Independent Aging in Asian Cities” at June 7, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

    Opening Presentation: DFA Committee Member Bruce Eisenberg spoke on Accessibility Upgrades by NYCHA.

     

    Events in Formation for 2022:

    TAFEL HALL Panels Potentials:

    Panel Topic A: ADA at Thirty: Accessibility Solutions in Historic Structures On hold. 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.

    Panel Topic B: Aging Populations and Climate Change — scheduled for Fall 2022. Donna Walcavage, of the DFRR, and the Committee on Design for Aging are planning a joint event.

    Our audience will be design professionals but we may have others from the general public interested in the topic. The DFRR committee or our moderator can introduce the speakers with some statistics and other information highlighting the scale of the issue to engage the audience. Then 3 or 4 speakers covering these aspects:

    1) Evaluating places to live
    2) Preparation for shocks and stressors
    3) Evacuation or shelter in place

    We will focus on social equity, accessibility and mobility as we cover these topics. In the limited time for the panel, we can’t cover all the possible shocks and stressors, so if we find a good speaker in one aspect that is focused on extreme heat and another that is talking about sea level rise, it is ok to acknowledge the range of the discussion.

    Panel Topic C: How are Smaller Architecture Firms addressing the needs of an aging NYC population? Perhaps a Panel in conjunction with the Emerging Architects Committee and/or the Women in Architecture Committee.

    Panel Topic D: Renew our outreach for Aging in Place Guide as the need for more alterations to existing homes increases. (Chia-Yi)

     

    Save the Date

    • 2022 DFA Dates: 28 July, AUGUST RECESS, 22 September, 20 October.
  • June 27, 2022
    ImagesCourtesy of Chia-Yi Huang
    Images Courtesy of Chia-Yi Huang

    On June 7, the AIANY Design for Aging committee was pleased to host Esteban Beita, PhD, Associate Professor at CUNY City Tech, Founder of Wabi Design, Tai-Li Lee, Assistant Professor at Pratt University, Partner of New Practice Studio, and Melissa Q. Navarra, PhD, Assistant Professor at Ateneo de Manila University (speaking remotely) on an informative and interesting discussion focused on urban aging in several east Asian cities, moderated by Ruth Finkelstein, ScD, Executive Director of Brookdale Center for Aging at Hunter College and Professor at School of Urban Public Health. This event was offered in person and virtually, marking the first in-person panel of the Committee since pandemic.

    Often in the American imagination, Asian societies are better places to grow old. This event investigated that premise with panelists who specialize in issues of the elderly in three major Asian cities: Manila, Taipei, and Tokyo. Building on basic demographics, the panelists looked at the evolving living patterns of the elderly in large urban centers and how infrastructure and architecture can facilitate seniors’ independence and well-being. And the presentations opened up many more avenues of pursuit for better understanding how other urban areas address aging relative to housing, socialization, poverty, infrastructure, demographics, isolation, etc. In case you missed it, you can view a complete replay here.

  • June 2, 2022

    Date: Thursday, 26 May 2022, 5:00 – 6:30 PM EDT
    Location: Video Conference

    AGENDA

    TAFEL HALL PANEL 

    Panel Topic: “Independent Aging in Asian Cities” – Date: June 7, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

    Often in the American imagination, Asian societies are better places to grow old. This event investigates that premise with panelists who specialize in issues of the elderly in three major Asian cities: Manila, Taipei and Tokyo. Building on basic demographics, the panelists will look at the evolving living patterns of the elderly in large urban centers, and how infrastructure and architecture facilitate seniors’ independence and well-being.

    Panelist:

    • Tai-Li Lee. Taipei. Professor at Pratt.
    • Dr. Estaban Beita. Tokyo. Professor at NYIT.
    • Dr. Melissa Navarra. Manila. Professor at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

    Moderator:

    • Dr. Ruth Finkelstein – Executive Director, Brookdale Center on Aging, Hunter College; former head of Age-Friendly NYC Initiative.

     

    Other Events in Formation for 2022:

    TAFEL HALL Panels — SOME DATES TO BE DETERMINED.

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

    Panel Topic: Aging Populations and Climate Change — scheduled for Fall 2022. Donna Walcavage, of the DFRR, and the Committee on Design for Aging are planning a joint event.
    Our audience will be design professionals but we may have others from the general public interested in the topic. The DFRR committee or our moderator can introduce the speakers with some statistics and other information highlighting the scale of the issue to engage the audience. Then 3 or 4 speakers covering these aspects:
    1) Evaluating places to live
    2) Preparation for shocks and stressors
    3) Evacuation or shelter in place
    We will focus on social equity, accessibility and mobility as we cover these topics. In the limited time for the panel, we can’t cover all the possible shocks and stressors, so if we find a good speaker in one aspect that is focused on extreme heat and another that is talking about sea level rise, it is ok to acknowledge the range of the discussion.

     

    Presentations @ Monthly Meetings

    • June 23 meeting: Bruce Eisenberg will speak on Accessibility Upgrades by NYCHA.

     

    Save the Date

    • 2022 DFA Dates: 23 June, 28 July, AUGUST RECESS.
  • May 5, 2022

    Date: Thursday, April 28, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: Video Conference

    AGENDA

    Opening Presentation: Gail Ressler reviewed AIA DFA’s work to address the needs of Older residents in NYCHA housing, using Amsterdam Housing as a prototype.

    Events in Formation for 2022:

    TAFEL HALL Panels – SOME DATES TO BE DETERMINED.

    Panel Topic: ADA at Thirty: Accessibility Solutions in Historic Structures – Date TBD. Case studies of creative projects that extend the life and safety of historic buildings that are Landmarked or in an Historic District. The committees have decided to make it a one-night panel rather than a daytime workshop. Special Project digital publication on the AIANY website is planned. Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee, Building Codes Committee, Public Architecture Committee.

    Panel Topic: Asian Models for Senior Care – Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
    This panel is now scheduled as an in-person or hybrid event at Tafel Hall with some panelists via Zoom.
    Panelist 1) Taili Lee. Taipei.
    Panelist 2) Dr. Estaban Beita. Tokyo. Professor NYIT. Dr. Beita participated in our 2018 “Cane and Able” panel.
    Panelist 3) Melissa Navarra. Manila.
    Moderator: Ruth Finkelstein – Executive Director, Brookdale Center on Aging, Hunter College; former head of Age-Friendly NYC Initiative.

    Panel Topic: Aging Populations and Climate Change – Fall 2022. Donna Walcavage, of the DFRR, and the Committee on Design for Aging are planning a joint event.
    Our audience will be design professionals but we may have others from the general public interested in the topic. The DFRR committee or our moderator can introduce the speakers with some statistics and other information highlighting the scale of the issue to engage the audience. Then 3 or 4 speakers covering these aspects:
    1) Evaluating places to live
    2) Preparation for shocks and stressors
    3) Evacuation or shelter in place
    We will focus on social equity, accessibility and mobility as we cover these topics. In the limited time for the panel, we can’t cover all the possible shocks and stressors, so if we find a good speaker in one aspect that is focused on extreme heat and another that is talking about sea level rise, it is ok to acknowledge the range of the discussion.

    Presentations@ Monthly Meetings

    • May 26 meeting: Bruce Eisenberg will speak on Accessibility Upgrades by NYCHA.

    Save the Date

    • 2022 DFA Dates: 26 May, 23 June, 28 July, AUGUST RECESS.

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