TAKE ACTION: NYS Bill Proposes Aging In Place Task Force

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There is increasing focus on prevention and health rather than illness and treatment in many arenas of U.S. society.  In the planning world, this can be seen in the increasing push for walkable communities to improve the health of the citizenry.  As decades of non-walkers are showing, sedentary lives lead to preventable conditions such as […]

Multigen Housing Needs

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Moving in with Mom and Dad, or having them move in with you, or maybe inviting your grown spawn and their little spawn to shack up. For some Americans, these are a longed-for ideal; for others, a dreaded nightmare. Whatever your views, know this: The multigenerational household is on the rise. The nuclear family is on […]

Enabling Design as a Vision for Housing & Community Planning

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We have an incredible opportunity for utilizing design to improve wellness and meet lifestyle desires. When we design for a variety of ages, abilities, and scenarios, all generations can live more independently and satisfied. That’s when we know we have made a difference. Every project and product must take three approaches to achieve enabling design […]

AIA NYC Design for Aging Committee hosts Booming Boroughs

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80 is the New 50: AIANY Design for Aging Committee Takes on Housing for the Senior Set For more than a year, the AIANY Design for Aging Committee has been exploring how to design suitable housing that will allow our aging population to continue to live independently. The initiative – BOOMING BOROUGHS: Redesigning Aging-in-Place in […]

Enabling Design Interview conducted by Scott Stroud of BuilderRadio

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Builders know that their homes make a difference in the lives of their customers.  But most professionals, whether they are builders, designers, or manufacturers, do not know the extent of that impact. My work focuses on a key concept: Good design enables people to function at their highest level (environmental fit); poor design pushes people […]