November 10, 2017Global Approaches to Age-Friendly Design
Wednesday, 11.01.17 | 6pm to 8pm
Location: Center for Architecture
On 11.01.17, the committee celebrated the creation and publication of translated versions, in Spanish and Mandarin, of the Aging in Place Guide for Building Owners, which was created in 2016 by the NYC Department for the Aging with the assistance of AIANY. A panel discussion will review how different countries and cultures are addressing the needs of their senior populations, which in many cases are increasing as a proportion of total residents. Hear from local and international professionals on current efforts in the US, Asia and Europe. Is there a changing awareness on the part of governments and architects on the meaning and importance of universal design? What are the benefits of aging in place, both for seniors and for society as a whole?
Feng Cheng Tang, Chair, Foundation of Universal Design Education, Taiwan
Robert Wong, Project Development Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited
Leah Kreger, RA, NYC Department for the Aging
John O’Meara, President, HEWI Inc.