On April 23, the AIANY Design for Aging and Public Architects Committees were pleased to host Tristan Porto, RLA, Senior Project Manager, Capital Projects, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Britt Zuckerman, RLA, Senior Associate, Dirtworks Landscape Architecture and Bryan Patrick Ross, Senior Associate, Center for Active Design on a panel moderated by Richard Rosen, AIA, Principal, Perkins Eastman at the Center for Architecture.

The focus was on public open space design that meets the health and recreational needs of urban seniors as they age-in-place in their neighborhoods. Recent case studies of innovative design approaches in parks, the exterior spaces of civic buildings such as libraries and police stations, streets, and public plazas were presented.