Building Age Friendly Cities
- 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
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).