Sunday, October 27, 2024

1:00-2:00 p.m

A. Living Well Initiative: A Sea Change for Community Planning

Housing the country’s future aging population will require a sea change in how architects and planners think about community spaces, services, and what it means to grow older. That sea change is already taking shape through the Living Well Initiative, a consortium of Milwaukee-area corporations seeking to help future architects and designers consult with older adults as they imagine the future of senior housing. This session will describe a participatory research experience during which University of Wisconsin Milwaukee students worked with older adults to create alternative models of university-affiliated communities for older adults. Presenters will show you how to use the same techniques to imagine new housing options while integrating older adults into the community's social fabric.

  • Eric Harrmann, Chief Design Officer, AG Architecture
  • Brian Schermer, Professor, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee