about esther greenhouse
Helping society create environments which enable people to thrive!
Esther is an environmental gerontologist, specializing in the impact of the built environment on the functioning and well-being of seniors, and is also involved in the broader movement of Universal Design–design for every one, every day. Esther is an advocate for Aging in Place, and furthers this by teaching CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) courses on behalf of NAHB.
“Esther Greenhouse demonstrates through her research, writing, presentations, and work with builders that she has important answers to the challenges of preparing the nation’s housing stock for the growing number of aging Americans who want or need to live at home. Her work is based on solid research and is grounded on practical solutions available to the building industry. Esther’s skills are unique and well-matched to the hard work ahead as we prepare our homes and communities for the future.”
The Honorable Henry Cisneros, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development 1993-1997; Founder and Executive Chairman, City View
- Cornell University
- Doctoral studies, Human Behavior & Design, City & Regional Planning, Government & Policy
- M.S. Applied Research in Human Environment Relations
- B.S. Design and Environmental Analysis
- Certificate of Gerontology
collaborating with esther greenhouse
Esther Greenhouse’s overarching goal is to make a difference. Through enabling design, from the micro scale of products and housing, to the macro scale of neighborhoods and communities, we can remove obstacles to functioning, minimize decline, and improve daily and long-term functioning for people.
Esther’s professional commitment is to create a paradigm shift in our society, whereby enabling design features are viewed as a crucial variable in public health. Esther’s training in design, gerontology, environmental psychology, and instruction make her a unique, informed, and skilled resource. Esther’s passion, energy, and commitment to making a difference inspire. For more information about her work, go to projects. To see categories of professional services, use the pull-down options under services, including service packages.
A complete CV and references are available by request.
Esther Greenhouse is an environmental gerontologist, specializing in the impact of the built environment on the level of functioning and well-being of seniors, and is also involved in the broader movement of Universal Design--design for every one, every day. Esther is an advocate for Aging in Place, and furthers this by teaching CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) courses on behalf of NAHB.