IHCD's Executive Director, Valerie Fletcher, will be one of the speakers at Aging + Place: Designing Housing & Communities for Aging Populations at the Harvard Graduate School of Design on October 17, 2014. The event will be a half-day to discuss opportunities in architecture, planning, and policy to enhance older adults’ well-being through affordable, accessible, well-connected housing, as well as through models of long-term care that support aging in place. It is free and open to the public.
IHCD's Executive Director, Valerie Fletcher, and the Director of the IHCDStudio, Josh Safdie, will speak at the Cities For All Universal Design Colloquium on April 3, 2014 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. This event is a unique opportunity to ponder design as a civil right-creating universal access to urban spaces and places for diverse populations.
Architect and Interior Designer Karen F Brown, AIA will present simple ways to modify your home so that you can age-in-place with comfort, dignity and grace. She will show you a recent project completed in Concord, MA for a couple in their 70s. While the house reflects sophistication and style, many age-in-place features are incorporated to include an elegant low-rise stair, a hidden pneumatic elevator, casement windows, and wider doorways with lever handles. The kitchen artfully combines lower countertops, a sit-down workspace and a discreet movable trolley.
IHCD's Executive Director, Valerie Fletcher, will be presenting at the annual international conference for Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), SCUP 51 Vancouver. The conference runs from July 9-13, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC Canada.