The Livable Communities movement has experienced significant growth in the past twenty years. As a model for community planning and development, the movement complements the regulatory approach to accessibility through community participation strategies based on a shared vision of a community for all ages and abilities.
Phil Stafford has been a leader in the international age-friendly/lifetime community movement since its inception. In his presentation, Dr. Stafford will provide a brief history of the movement with examples drawn from a worldwide sample. He will describe an organizational model that communities can adapt to their own contexts, needs, and assets. He will provide a brief overview of the concept of co-design and its application to environments, services, and technologies