Jill Moore and John McConkey, Landscape Structures
Communities are feeling the pressure to ensure spaces are usable for a wide age range of users and our parks are our strategic asset to increase livability, engage and enrich all ages. By 2050- 2 billion people will be over the age of 60. Research indicates that Americans desire resources dedication to park sites that serve both youth and older adults in order to experience vitality, combat ageist beliefs and foster healthy age integration. Through proven best practice design elements, we can strategically use our parks and playgrounds to make our communities more livable and invest in our future selves.
- Identify the necessity of intergenerational spaces and their importance in all communities as our population ages.
- Identify the benefits of escaping ageist beliefs and promoting an active societal contribution using shared sites.
- Best practice elements to support multigenerational park design.