Kicking and screaming – urban design for aging baby boomers

Frank Hanson, Manager, Urban Design + Planning at Architectus will examine: by 2050, an estimated 22 percent of the world’s population will be over sixty, and for the first time in history there will be more seniors than children. “Baby boomers” will present Australia and its cities with what will likely be one of the greatest challenges to the provision of facilities and services since Federation. How we respond to the needs of this group and those that follow can influence the design and their use of the urban environment for decades. The effect of design, on an aging population, includes dependency on the provision of walkable and connected neighbourhoods with a safe, engaging public realm and access to quality public transport; particularly for a population that can no longer drive…

The 7th International Urban Design Conference will be held at the InterContinental, Adelaide from Monday the 1st to Wednesday 3rd of September 2014.

The conference “Designing Productive Cities” will explore the framework required for creating today’s cities, the process of designing and shaping our cities to make them more functional, attractive and sustainable.

  • Over 70 presenters
  • 3 study tours
  • Attendee only access to the Podcast archive after the conference
  • Book of Proceedings with selected peer and non peer reviewed papers available to all delegates at no charge
  • The Deputy Premier of SA – welcome to Adelaide function included in Registration.

You can see the full program here

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