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Walkable Streets for Seniors
CM | 1.25
Date: Sunday, April 14
Activity Code: S454
Room: Comiskey Room
Track: Aging in Place Track
Losing the ability to drive shouldn’t be the moment when seniors lose their freedom. This session argues that planners need to start helping people make the transition from suburbs to walkable neighborhoods at the “empty nester” stage so that they are already aging in place come retirement. Learn techniques for renovating cities into safe spaces that senior pedestrians will use, including using curb radii that slow turning cars and non-slip sidewalk materials.
Jordana L. Maisel
Director of Outreach and Policy Studies, Univ of Buffalo - Idea Center
Phone: (716) 829-5902
Work: Jordana Maisel, M.U.P is the Director of Outreach and Policy Studies at the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA), located at the University at Buffalo. She also serves as a Co-Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Universal Design in the Built Environment at Buffalo and Director of the Dissemination and Training activities of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation (RERC-APT). Ms. Maisel is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning at UB. She holds a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University at Buffalo and a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Industrial Engineering/Human Factors at the University at Buffalo. As an urban planner, Ms. Maisel's interests include improving the built environment, fostering neighborhood development and revitalization, and developing public policy. Her current research includes projects on the effectiveness of universal design, policy and planning issues related to inclusive housing design strategies and streetscape design, and evidence based guidelines for universal design. She is the co-author of Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments (Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012). In addition, she is editor of the IDeA Center's E-Newsletter and is responsible for the monitoring and assessment of RERC programs. Ms. Maisel also has professional experience with facility planning and project management in New York City.
Education: State University of New York at Buffalo, Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning, June, 2004 Cornell University, Bachelor’s of Science, June 2000
Publications: Steinfeld, E., & Maisel, J. L. (2012). Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons, Inc. Steinfeld, E., Paquet, V., D’Souza, C., Joseph, C., & Maisel, J. (2010). Anthropometry of Wheeled Mobility Project: Final Report. Prepared for the U.S. Access Board. Buffalo, NY: IDeA Center. Maisel, J. (2010). The evolution of universal design in housing in the United States: Toward visitability and pattern books. In W. Preiser and K. Smith (eds.). Universal Design Handbook (2nd edition) 25.1-25.8. New York: McGraw Hill. Maisel, J. (Ed.). (2010). The State of the Science in Universal Design: Emerging Research and Developments. Oak Park, IL: Bentham Sciences, Ltd. Steinfeld, A., Aziz, R., Von Dehsen, L., Park, S. Y., Maisel, J., & Steinfeld, E. (2010). The value and acceptance of citizen science to promote transit accessibility, Journal of Technology and Disability, 22(1-2): 73-81. IOS Press. Steinfeld, A., Aziz, R., Von Dehsen, L., Park, S. Y., Maisel, J., & Steinfeld, E. (2010). Modality preference for rider reports on transit accessibility problems. Transportation Research Board 2010 Annual Meeting. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board. Steinfeld, E., Maisel, J., Feathers, D., & D’Souza, C. (2010). Anthropometry and standards for wheeled mobility: An international comparison, Assistive Technology, 22.1: 51-67. Maisel, J. L., Damle, U., & Lenker, J. (2010). Systematic Review of Research on Boarding and Disembarking. Transportation Research Board 2010 Annual Meeting. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board. Steinfeld, E., D'Souza, C., & Maisel, J. (2010). Clear Floor Space For Contemporary Wheeled Mobility Users. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons (TRANSED 2010), Hong Kong, June 2-4, 2010. Steinfeld, E., Paquet, V., Lenker, J., D'Souza, C., & Maisel, J. (2010). Universal Design Research on Boarding and Using Buses. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons (TRANSED 2010), Hong Kong, June 2-4, 2010. Danford, G. S., Grimble, M. D., & Maisel, J. L. (2009). Benchmarking the Effectiveness of Universal Design. Leadership in Architectural Research between Academia and the Profession. San Antonio, Texas: The Architectural Research Centers Consortium. Maisel, J., Smith, E., and Steinfeld, E. (2008). Increasing Home Access: Designing for Visitability. Washington, DC: AARP Public Policy Institute.
Other Publications: Maisel, J. (2007). Toward inclusive housing and neighborhood design: A look at visitability. In J. Nasar and J. Evans-Cowley (Eds.). Universal Design and Visitability: From Accessibility to Zoning. Columbus, OH: John Glenn School of Public Affairs. Steinfeld, E., & Maisel, J. (2006). Creating accessible and safe bus stops. In Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates Toolkit for the assessment of bus stop accessibility and safety. Washington, DC: Eastern Seals Project Action. Steinfeld, E., Maisel, J., & Feathers, D. (2006). Anthropometry and standards for wheeled mobility: An international comparison. Buffalo, NY: IDeA Center. Maisel, J. (2006). Inclusive housing and neighborhood design: A look at visitability. Progressive Planners Magazine, Planners Network. Spring. Maisel, J. (2006). Visitability. Encyclopedia of Disability. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Maisel, J. (2005). Visitability as an approach to inclusive housing design and community development: A look at its emergence, growth, and challenges. Buffalo, NY: RERC on Universal Design and the Built Environment. Steinfeld, E., Maisel, J., & Feathers, D. (2005). Space requirements for wheeled mobility. Prepared for U.S. Access Board. Buffalo, NY: IDEA Center.
Past Assignments: Maisel, J., & Lenker, J. (2013). The Best and Worst of Complete Streets: Lessons Learned from 13 Municipalities. Creating Aging Friendly and Accessible Travel Environments. Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January 2013. Maisel, J. (2012). The Concept of Universal Design. Guest Lecture, New York School of Interior Design. December 2012. Maisel, J. (2010). A Look at Visitability Across the U.S., Universal Design Summit 4: Livable Homes & Communities. St. Louis, MO, October 2010. Maisel, J. (2010). The Global Universal Design Commission, Universal Design Summit 4:Livable Homes & Communities. St. Louis, MO, October 2010. Maisel, J. (2010). Overview of Inclusive Design, Livability and Current Housing Situation, Allegany Livability Workshop, Belmont, NY. Belmont, NY, September 2010. Maisel, J. (2010). Plenary Panel, Livable New York: Empowering Communities. Batavia, NY, August, 2010. Maisel, J. (2009). Blueprint for the Next Housing Boom: The Mayor’s Roundtable for Accessible Housing & Universal Design. Keynote Address. Edmonton, Alberta. October 8, 2009. Maisel, J. (2009). Housing design for aging – A look at inclusive policies and practices. Chautauqua Learn and Serve Annual Conference. Chautauqua Institution. Danford, G., Grimble, M., Danford, G.S., & Maisel, J. (2009). Measuring the efficacy of universal design: A demonstration of evidence-based practice. American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, August 2009. Steinfeld, A., Maisel, J. L., & Steinfeld, E. (2009). The value of citizen science to promote transit accessibility. First International Symposium on Quality of Life Technology. Maisel, J., Strand, E., & Street, D. (2008). Aging in cold weather climates: A look at Buffalo, NY and Minneapolis, MN. The American Planning Association, Minneapolis, MN, April 24-29, 2009. Maisel, J. (2008). Four Seasons project: Housing implications. 28th Annual Meeting Network in Aging of Western New York, Inc., Buffalo, NY, October 30, 2008. Maisel, J., Smith, E., & Nock, L. (2008). The 21st century community: Innovative strategies for creating safer, healthier and more usable homes and neighborhoods. American Planning Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 2008. Maisel, J. (2008). Lessons learned from the visitability movement. International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence. St. Petersburg, FL, February 20-23, 2008. Maisel, J. (2007). Towards inclusive housing: Needs, trends, and research. RESNA 2007 Proceedings, Phoenix, AZ, June 2007. Maisel, J. (2007). Defining the terms and advocating for change. Symposium on Inclusive Design: Understanding and Designing Accessible Residential Environments. New York School of Interior Design. New York, NY, March 31-April 1, 2007. Maisel, J. (2006). Visitability as an approach to inclusive housing and healthier neighborhoods. Universal Design & Visitability Conference: From Accessibility to Zoning Conference, Columbus, OH, July 2006. Maisel, J. (2006). Towards inclusive neighborhoods. RESNA 2006 Proceedings, Atlanta, GA, June 2006. Maisel, J. (2006). Proactive strategies for housing America's aging population: A look at Visitability. ICADI 2006 Conference Proceedings, St. Petersburg, Fl. Maisel, J. (2004). Visitability as an approach to inclusive housing design—History, strategies and implications for public policy. RESNA 2004 Proceedings, Orlando, FL, June 2004. Ongoing Research Support: 2012-2013 Co-Investigator, Civic Engagement Grant Development Fellowship, University at Buffalo 2010-2015 Co-Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design in the Built Environment, Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Education, National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research 2008-2013 Project Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation, Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Education, National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Phone: (504) 485-2162
Work: I am currently the Director of Outreach for AARP Louisiana and am the strategist around state and community service initiatives which integrates community service with advocacy and education to support social change that benefits the 50+ population. I joined AARP in 2009 as the Hollygrove Project Manager, a program that has helped define AARP’s commitment to working with residents in their neighborhoods. As Director of Outreach, I coordinate AARP’s state and federal lobbying, research, and technical assistance resources on healthcare, financial security, affordable and accessible housing, and mobility and transportation.
Education: MURP University of New Orleans; BA Loyola University of New Orleans
Past Assignments: Keynote Address: American Association of Retirement Communities, Annual Conference. Panelist: New Partners for Smartgrowth 2012 Conference
Director of Traffic Engineering, TY Lin International
Phone: (773) 792-9000
Work: Director of Traffic Engineering, semi-retired from T.Y. Lin International in Chicago since 1992. Previously, 30 years with the City of Chicago, including City Traffic Engineer and Commissioner of Transportation.
Education: BSCE from Illinois Institute of Technology (1961) MSCE from Northwestern University (1962)
Publications: Contributing author to AASHTO Green Book for 25 years; Principal Author of AASHTO Pedestrian Guide (2004); Consultant on the US Access Board's Public Rights-of-Way Accessibililty Guide (PROWAG); numerous articles and workshops on Complete Streets and pedestrian safety for FHWA, National Complete Streets Coalition and others.
Other Publications: See above
Past Assignments: APA (Boston and New Orleans); Institute of Transportation Engineers (Atlanta, St. Louis); APBP (numerous workshops and presentations on Complete Streets and Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility); FHWA (numberous workshops on Pedestrian Safety Action Plans).
Jesse Mintz-Roth, AICP
Senior Project Manager, New York City DOT
Phone: (212) 839-7751
Work: Senior Project Manager, New York City Department of Transportation, 2008-present: Community outreach, design, and project management on pedestrian safety projects including Safe Streets for Seniors, Walkable Corridors, and High Pedestrian Crash Locations. In 2012-2013 my main project is a community driven wide arterial redesign to improve pedestrian safety and better organize traffic on 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, NYC.
Education: MUP, Harvard University, 2008; BA, University of Chicago, 2001.