Booming Boroughs: Redesigning Aging in Place in NYC
Future Green Studio’s Principal David Seiter was invited to participate in the design charrette Booming Boroughs: Redesigning Aging in Place in NYC, hosted by AIA New York Chapter’s Design for Aging Committee. Attendees were divided into interdisciplinary groups comprised of health practitioners, advocates, social scientists, and architectural designers which provided a dynamic opportunity to promote universal design – successful design for people with a variety of needs – focusing on the elderly population.
Attendees were divided into 5 groups to discuss, brainstorm, and present ideas to enhance existing residential buildings making them inclusive and accessible to the elderly population. David was assigned to a group working on low-rise walk-up and elevator buildings. His group’s outcome included a toolkit for walk-up buildings with benches for landings to allow residents a rest and open space system connecting previously underutilized garden and rooftop areas to enrich them with communal activities and promote a productive landscape. More information about the charrette can be found at http://boomingboroughs.org/about/