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The global demographic trend of population ageing presents a challenge for government institutions, urban planners, policy makers and community organizations. Concurrently, ageing in place has emerged in planning discourse, with the potential to support cities in becoming age-friendly environments. This thesis poses the research question: to what extent and how can cities experiencing population ageing use ageing in place as a conceptual planning and policy tool to create the conditions for older adults to age in place successfully? The literature review finds five dichotomies, offering analytical frameworks for the case studies of Windsor, Canada and Brescia, Italy. The case studies describe the existing conditions for ageing in place at three spatial scales: the internal and external characteristics of the home, and the neighbourhood, considering both private owned homes and social housing. The research question is answered in a six-part proposal for ageing in place programs in care, the home and ICT: the Continuum of Care, Neighbourhoods of Care, Green Retrofitting, Adaptable Homes Modifications, Alternative Housing Typologies, and Telemedicine and Social Calls. These proposals offer a framework for cities to implement ageing in place policies according to their unique contexts, and highlight the role of older residents as important community resources.

Planning for the Night-time Economy

December 17, 2019 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | WTPD 2019
In this session, the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition and Good Night Out discussed planning for night time economies, Ottawa's first music strategy and economic growth in night time sectors.    

Local Approaches to Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

December 17, 2019 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | WTPD 2019
This session gave a brief overview of local government approaches to climate change, with snapshot examples from Sweden, Japan, Finland, UK and New Zealand. It was followed by a Canadian case study- Dockside Green, an example of sustainable development, which has evolved over an 18-year period.

Improving Accessibility in the Built Environment

December 17, 2019 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | WTPD 2019
In this session, approaches to accessibility were explored from two perspectives. The first was a holistic analysis of accessibility, exploring how planning can create truly accessible places, using case studies such as London's 2012 Olympic Park revitalization project. The second was another site-specific analysis of Chester, a 1st century CE Roman-British city. 

Optimizing Outcomes for Public Transport Mega-projects

December 17, 2019 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | WTPD 2019
Recently, there have been a number of city shaping transport projects in Australian cities where an integrated transport and land use approach must be considered in project development. This presentation looked at the role of governance and genuine engagement (or collaboration) using the Sydney Metro West rail project as a case study. 

Aging and Place

December 17, 2019 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | WTPD 2019
In this session, delegates heard from health and planning practitioners about the impact of the built environment on the physical and mental health of elderly people, and methods and approaches to overcome them, using examples from Canada and the UK.

Engaging with Indigenous Communities

December 17, 2019 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | WTPD 2019
This session presented work being done with the City of Yellowknife and its work with the Dene First Nation and an analysis of the Northern Ontario Growth Plan and its approach to including Indigenous communities. 

Small Town Main Street Sustainability

December 17, 2019 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | WTPD 2019
This session used practical community projects representing various sizes and locales across Canada to show how smaller communities can create jobs, provide entrepreneurial opportunities and harness their local resources to promote a sense of pride and ownership.

Inclusionary Coastal Regional Planning

December 17, 2019 | Posted byPublié par : CIP | WTPD 2019
This session introduced site, city, and regional-scale water management practices from Louisiana and explored a case-study in how consensus-building with diverse stakeholder groups can translate into regional environmental restoration efforts.
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