Building Age Friendly Cities
Baby boomers are aging. This three-hour interactive course examines the connection between elderly population’s specific needs and the design of their cities, with inclusion of requirements for disabled elderly through the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This course will also cover the most common redesign elements for infrastructure, and the development patterns that cities are adapting that design professionals should consider to meet the needs of the disabled elderly.
- Describe how the built environment can support independence and promote good health of an aging population
- List the key rising demands of an aging population including: social services, healthcare and public housing
- Describe how to avoid socially isolating older citizens, by focusing on creating accessible and socially appealing cities
- Explain the importance of the inclusion of ADA requirements in design for elderly
- List new infrastructure and development patterns to meet the needs of an aging population
- AEC Complete
- Construction & Trades
This course can be used for CE or applies to the State Licenses and Professional Organizations listed below.
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Dr. Young currently works as a Military Master Planner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the Planning, Environmental, and Regulatory Branch. Dr. Young is involved in a variety of work including a wide range of military planning, programming, and design projects. Project Management experience ranges from installation design guides to campus master plans. Projects also focus on the impacts of development on human health and the environment, and improvements through better siting, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of military projects.
Dr. Young is also an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, School of Architecture. She teaches master’s level landscape architecture design studio course(s).
By Andrew G. (Engineer) on March 15, 2018
Rumanda Young has covered another major topic that will be an increases iss…
By Sidney W. (Architect, Interior Designer) on December 13, 2017
Rumanda Young has covered another major topic that will be an increases issue of concern for the US and the people of all ages-i.e. either you are one of the elderly or you are young or middle-aged and will have the responsibility for caring for someone close to you in their final years. She covered dozens and dozens is details and concerns or solutions and possible solutions that we all will be faced with at some point in our lives. Good identification of existing and proposed programs to address the elderly and government rules and regulations. Also, good examples of programs or case studies offered by organizations or States. Job well done Rumanda & Red Vector. Thank you.
Wonderful presentation and timely--might be able to condense some topics an…
By Deborah B. on November 18, 2017
Wonderful presentation and timely--might be able to condense some topics and expand on others--perhaps more specific design examples (graphically represented). Informative and well worth taking.
Questions on the exam were extremely simple and can be answered with common…
By DAVID S. (Engineer) on October 19, 2017
Questions on the exam were extremely simple and can be answered with common sense.
A lot of this is very common sense and included in many existing building c…
By John S. (Engineer) on October 5, 2017
A lot of this is very common sense and included in many existing building codes. I guess the distinction is while planning a predominantly senior community, a lot more care and facility design is necessary.