Ageing in place: Wellbeing and parks

Webinar description

Parks and open spaces provide important areas to promote health and wellbeing in older adults (OA). Globally the older adult population is increasing, which makes city planning and urban design a critical factor to ensure effective, accessible, and safe ageing in place opportunities in neighborhoods; adding that numerous studies have identified the connection between urban green spaces and improving wellbeing being across the life span. 

The WHO and other international associations describe healthy ageing as a state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing, or a continuous process to help the OA maintain a fully functional and independent lifestyle. 

With these ongoing situations in mind, this webinar introduces urban practices in response to the growing significance of the OA from multiple regions and offers a global perspective to examine its challenges and possibilities in intergenerational imagination. By identifying the features that will promote well-being they can be used in usable spaces considering the special needs of the OA.

Webinar objectives

  • Identify the features in park design to promote both individual and collective wellbeing.
  • Explore the needs of the ageing population within a park setting to enhance overall health and wellbeing.
  • Examine ways for connecting people and parks using an intergenerational framework.

Date: 25 April 2023  
Schedule: 4:00pm (Mexico City Time)

Speakers:

  • Stephanie Firestone
  • Maliga Naidoo
  • Jacques Cedras
  • Ryu Ono
  • Gil Penalosa

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