Communities for All Ages Professional Network to discuss universal design

Join us on Friday, Dec. 13 from 8–10:30 a.m., at the Mid-America Regional Council conference center, for an informative workshop that explores the role of cities and counties in designing housing and neighborhoods with enhanced community design features that accommodate residents of all ages and abilities.

The rapidly growing population of older adults highlights a need for housing and communities that support everyday activities while accommodating changing abilities. This workshop will provide an overview of design options that address this issue and ideas for elected officials and planners to advance an age-friendly agenda in their communities.

Speakers include Richard Duncan, MRP, Executive Director, RL Mace Universal Design Institute, who has spent more than 35 years in the field of architectural and product accessibility and universal design in residential, public and transportation environments; and David Gress, associate city planner with Raymore, Missouri.

Topics will include:

  • Universal design in housing – marketability and functionality.
  • Universal design vs. ADA – applied to public rights of way and public spaces.
  • How applying universal design standards enhances transportation and mobility.
  • Benefits of universal design to a city or county.

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