Aging in Place: Transportation and Land Use Policies and Practices

APA Colorado Chapter


Wednesday, October 4, 2017
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. MDT

CM | 1.50

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What if … we planned our regions and transportation systems so that our growing senior population could continue to live in their homes and communities? What if…seniors in all community types could access the services they need when they need it, despite mobility challenges?  What if…we used technology, public input, and the shared economy to facilitate aging in place?

Learning Objectives

1. How to approach the planning process, effectively engage key stakeholders and the public, and incorporate this input

2. Best practices for transportation programs and services to foster aging in place

3. Best practices for policies and regulations to support aging in place



  • Aging in Place
    • The issue
    • Demographic trends
  • How are these issues being addressed?
    • Types of plans
  • Place-based considerations
    • Rural
    • Suburban
    • Urban
  • Applications
    • Katy – Community-based programs
    • Derrick – Framing the discussion (Boomer Bond Assessment Tool)
    • Darcie –Integrating policies and strategies to support aging in place into the broader planning context


Question 1: Planning Process

  • Who should be at the table for a discussion about aging in place (and how might the process and stakeholders be different from a more typical discussion of planning considerations)?
  • What are the best ways to engage older adults in the conversation?

Question 2: What’s in the toolbox

  • How can aging in place considerations influence plan policies and strategies within different plan elements or focus areas (e.g., land use, transportation, recreation, economy)?

Question 3: Regional cooperation

  • How do you coordinate programs, services and policies across jurisdictional boundaries for consistency and to facilitate aging in place?

Question 4: Successful implementation of policies, practices and programs

  • Describe examples of strategies that you have successfully implemented in communities to foster aging in place.

Question 4: Funding

  • How do you effectively leverage funding sources and pots for planning and implementation of programs and services that foster aging in place?

Question 5: Education

  • How do you educate residents and visitors about the programs and services available?

Question 6: Contextual and Community-Based

  • How do the planning processes, recommendations and challenges differ based on community type (rural, urban and suburban)?
  • How do staff size, staff capacity, and local champions affect the success and feasibility of strategies?


Questions from the audience


Given the nature of APA CO, it’s likely that panel attendees will be from a range of community types—size, land use, and topography. Therefore, it’s valuable to spend time fielding questions from the audience in order to ensure that panelists are addressing the topics and issues most pertinent to attendees.

CM Criteria

1. This topic is planning related in that is addresses the needs of residents and how to address the land use and transportation of communities to meet the needs of a changing demographic. This material is deliverable in an unbiased and objective way and clearly communicates the objectives identified previously.

2. This panel is led by subject matter experts, three of the four who have AICPs. The four panelists have been working on aging in place issues cumulatively for 40 years. The panel will apply a variety of learning methodologies including presentation with compelling visuals, question and answer and interactive questions from the audience to address the specific needs of attendees. None of the information presented will be proprietary. All 90 minutes of the panel will qualify for CM credits, therefore receiving 1.5 credits.

3. This presentation will include a sign in sheet to collect attendance and a means to evaluate the content, as determined appropriate by APA. Carly Sieff, AICP, will be the point of contact responsible for the proper administration of CM activities. 


Derrick Webb, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Derrick Webb, AICP is a Regional Planner at the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) where he works to promote intergovernmental collaboration on issues such as regional growth and development, transportation and environmental initiatives. His current activities include managing a new partnership between the Department of Local Affairs and DRCOG ... Read More

Darcie White, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Darcie White, AICP, is a Director with Clarion Associates, based in Denver, Colorado. She is a planner and landscape architect with nearly 20 years of professional experience. She has been involved in planning and plan implementation efforts for local, regional, and non-profit agencies across the country. Ms. White specializes in ... Read More

Suzette Mallette

Confirmed Speaker

Suzette has been in transportation planning along the northern front range for over 20 years. She has worked on many facets of transportation including long range and short range plans, multi-modal, safety, and air quality. She is well versed in needs and funding opportunities for transportation and the benefits of ... Read More

Contact Info

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