Evidence Based Practices for Aging in Place: A Lunch & Learn Lecture
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT
Gainesville, FL, United States
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Dr Nichole Campbell of the Shimberg Center at the University of Florida presents current research and evidence based practices for planning and designing age-friendly communities. After reviewing the data behind why it is important that this issue be discussed and researched further, Dr Campbell will present design features in neighborhoods that are important to potential residents, as illustrated by her research (development, demographic and diversity, density, health, parks, open space and greenways).
Most of the communities that have been built in the last five or six decades have not been designed in such a manner to make it easy to age in. The large homes with large lots require maintenance, and because they are so far from any other non-residential uses, walking is extremely difficult. These suburbs will need to be addressed in order to allow people to age in place (community revitalization, urban design, transportation, housing). This can be complicated by existing zoning codes that tend to create highly segregated land uses (zoning, codes, and ordinances).
Q & A will follow with Dr Campbell.