Aging with Our Communities: An Aging-in-Place Plan for Montgomery County
Awarded 2013 Best Student Project by the PA Chapter of the American Planning Association. Read more here…
The Spring 2013 Graduate Planning Studio was the culmination of the Department of Community and Regional Planning’s year-long focus on planning for aging communities. The demographic reality of the retiring ‘Baby Boom’ generation will place significant challenges on planners across the United States. The client, Montgomery County Office of Aging and Adult Services, like many area agencies on aging, lacked any significant capacity to engage in the comprehensive planning required to meet this challenge.
Also unique to this year’s studio was the combination of both the Graduate and Undergraduate sections, enabling the students to create a very significant planning document that addressed demographics, housing, transportation, services, and safety & security. Findings were presented in a poster session at the Department’s Planning Institute in Harrisburg on May 3rd, 2013, in addition to the client on May 9th. Additional presentations to Montgomery County planning officials are planned for July.
- Aging with Our Communities – Full Report (hi-def pdf) (optimized pdf) (reduced size pdf)
- Aging with Our Communities – Executive Summary (pdf)
- Presentation to Client 09 May 2013 (pdf)
Posters from Planning Institute, 03 May 2013
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