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Equity by Design

As we emerge from a tragic pandemic, let’s catalyze action among professionals in the fields that shape the physical housing and communities where we live, enabling every resident to thrive.

Equity by Design:

  • prioritizes housing and communities that are safe, affordable, and facilitate multigenerational interaction;
  • fosters enabling design that meets the physical, sensory, emotional, social, behavioral, mobility, and health needs across the lifespan;
  • directly addresses inequities toward BIPOC communities that have led to disparities in health, wealth and wellbeing;
  • includes: a set of guiding principles by and for professionals in the built environment sector; recordings and insight blogs from a virtual dialogue series with world-wide experts; a growing list of helpful resources; and soon case studies of innovations that are moving the needle on the ground. 

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Equity by Design Global Dialogue Series

AARP’s Equity by Design global dialogue series generated solutions-oriented conversations among thousands of built environment professionals from around the world. 

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Related Resources

Post-COVID-19 COMMUNITY INTEGRATION: THE CASE FOR EQUITY BY DESIGN
"The window that COVID-19 has pried open presents an opportunity to address and transcend the functional consequences of segregation, and to develop and implement a community integration strategy based on the enduring value of healthy, diverse and enabling communities."
A sponsored column for ASA Generations Today

Creating Enabling & Equitable Housing and Multigenerational Communities
This webinar presented the 8 principles to inform the work of planners, architects, developers, and real estate professionals, and other local stakeholders who advocate for communities that are livable for all.

Equity by Design: Redefining “Senior Living”
A Conversation with Stephanie Firestone, Esther Greenhouse, and Dr. Bill Thomas

"When we design for the oldest and youngest generations, ultimately, we all benefit. With this in mind, every industry should seek to design for, entice, and delight the new aging consumer."

PHEAL - PLANNING FOR HEALTH EQUITY, ADVOCACY, AND LEADERSHIP
A BLUEPRINT FOR THE COVID-19 ERA

“The thinking and process behind the development of AARP’s Principles for Creating Enabling & Equitable Housing and Multigenerational Communities were instrumental in inspiring and informing PHEAL.”

Collaborating Organizations

We thank the following collaborators on this series who are helping us reach the widest possible audience in the built environment sector, from policy to practice to academia and beyond.

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