Aging, Design, and the City


Did you know that seniors will comprise nearly 23-25% of Canada’s population by 2036? How can we design our municipalities to be more responsive to the needs of seniors in the coming decades?

This course examines the roles of urban and architectural research and design, urban and community development, and public policy in understanding and creating cities that are responsive to the needs of older adults who want to stay independent and engaged in their communities for as long as possible. It will look at some of the major past, present, and future issues of aging in the city with a survey of local, national, and international design approaches and design solutions.

If you work in urban planning and design, or community development, our upcoming workshop can equip you with the right tools to develop solutions for what will be a significant demographic shift.

Instructor: Beverley Pitman, and Eitarō Hirota.


February 2

SFU Harbour Centre