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.
- 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)
- Stephanie Firestone
- Maliga Naidoo
- Jacques Cedras
- Ryu Ono
- Gil Penalosa