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Lifelong Communities and Aging in Place

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 4:00pmMore than 70 million Americans will be age 65 or older by 2030. Most of their homes were not built for the mobility changes that come with aging. Yet the majority of these seniors will probably stay in their homes. Join AAARP and a panel of an architect, an engineer, and a planner to discuss what senior citizens need from architecture and community design. Approved for 1.25 LU/HSW from the AIA.

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Preparing Communities for an Aging Population

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:00pmThe U.S. Census Bureau projects that the 50-plus population will swell to 133 million by 2030, an increase of more than 70 percent since 2000. How will the United States meet the needs of this growing demographic? Examine the results of a groundbreaking report by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies on the state of housing and community readiness for older Americans. Approved for 1.25 LU/HSW from the AIA.

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Fit Cities for a Fit Nation

Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:30amHow can cities organize programs and projects that improve health through planning and design? This session focuses on New York’s award-winning Active Design Guidelines, a product of the Centers for Disease Control-sponsored program “Fit Nation.” See the impact of building design and smart planning on creating healthier populations. Approved for 1.25 LU/HSW from the AIA.

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Taking Sustainability to the Next Level

Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:30amBy 2024 the world population is projected to reach 8 billion people — 70 percent of them urbanized. Meanwhile, climate change, freshwater depletion, energy expense, and other sustainability challenges loom larger than ever. It’s time to look for solutions outside the box. See how the professions that shape our communities — planning, architecture, and landscape architecture — are working to take sustainability to the next level. Hosted by the Sustainable Communities Division. Approved for 1.25 LU/HSW from the AIA and 1.25 PDH/HSW from the LA CES.

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ADA Policy and an Aging Population

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 9:00amThe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers accessibility requirements in public buildings, transportation systems, and the built environment. When it comes to aging adults, it doesn't guarantee accessibility throughout a community. Explore the principles and guidelines that create “Lifelong Community” designs that reduce barriers for aging adults and provide seamless accessibility. Approved for 1.25 LU/HSW from the AIA.

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Palm Springs, Las Vegas, and Heritage Tourism

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 2:30pmDevelopers and city officials often see a conflict between historic preservation and economic growth. But it doesn’t have to be that way. For proof, look to Palm Springs, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada. These two popular tourist towns have transformed historic structures and districts into money-making attractions. Learn how to revive historic structures and turn them into successful tourist destinations. Approved for 1.25 LU/HSW from the AIA.

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