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ASA/APA Summit on Livable Communities: Planners & Aging Network Professionals Working Together to Plan Livable Communities for All Ages

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Presented by the American Society on Aging (ASA) and the American Planning Association (APA)

Friday, March 24 | 9:00 AM–1:00 PM

CEU Credits: 4 (includes AICP CM Credits)

Fee: $15 for AiA17 conference registrants. One-day rate: $50 (includes coffee). Pre-registration is required (Click here to register for this program only).

Urban planners work with communities of all sizes to envision the form of future growth that fosters livable communities. Aging Network professionals also create plans to help people live well in their homes and communities for as long as possible. Policy researchers provide crucial information and tools applicable to practitioners in the field.

Join our esteemed panel of presenters representing the planning, aging network and policy research disciplines for an interactive and information rich summit.

Explore the latest planning tools including AARP’s Livability Index and Future of Housing Toolkit. Learn about planning best practices from the field from speakers representing regional, county, city and urban/suburban communities. Engage with colleagues across disciplines in facilitated break-out groups to identify how to better collaborate to develop and implement policies and plans that advance livable communities for all people, regardless of their age or ability.

Welcoming remarks: James Drinan, JD, Executive Director, American Planning Association; Robert Stein, CAE, MBA, President and CEO, American Society on Aging

Presenters: Cathy Boyer-Shesol, MPA, KC Communities for All Ages Project Manager, Mid-America Regional Council; Stephanie Firestone, MUP, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Office of International Affairs; Jacqueline Forbes, MS, Transportation Planner, Kane County Division of Transportation; Esther Greenhouse, MS, CAPS, Environmental Gerontologist, Esther Greenhouse, LLC; Rodney Harrell, PhD, Director, Livable Communities/Long-Term Services and Supports, AARP Public Policy Institute; Laura Keyes, MS, AICP, Doctoral Student, University of North Texas; Katherine Knapp, MUP, Transportation & Mobility Coordinator, City of Evanston; Nick Kushner, MUP, MA, Project Manager, Age-Friendly DC; Jana Lynott, MP, AICP, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, Transportation and Livable Communities, AARP Public Policy Institute; Kim McCahill, Director, Planning, Program Design and Grants Management, AgeOptions; Brad Winick, MUPP, MArch, AICP, Consultant/Catalyst/Dot Connector, Planning/Aging.

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