Barriers and Affordances to Active Ageing
The issue of our lack of preparedness for ageing urban populations is an important ongoing theme that needs continual highlighting. On behalf of Hong Kong institute of Urban Design I was pleased to be able to provide a presentation with the title of "Urban Design Actions for Active Ageing" in Beijing last month, which introduced the research results of the experiential design workshops that we had been running last year. Participants wear specially designed jackets and accessories to simulate the daily difficulties of the elderly people. Following the introduction I pointed out the drawbacks of current urban design and needs for the society to pay more attention to the elderly and to take care of their special demands.
Active Ageing in HK
For the full presentation, please download the document below
Founded in 1953, the Architectural Society of China (ASC)is an independent body approved and registered by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, also the member of China Association for Science and Technology (CAST).
The fundamental objectives and tasks of the ASC are: to carry out the policy of “letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend”, to popularize various academic activities, to edit and publish periodicals in the academic and technological fields, to make consultations for important scientific and technological issues and projects, to evaluate and appraise and to organize international academic exchanges, symposia and study trips in order to enhance the prosperity of architectural creation and scientific and technological progress.
Founded in 1936, BUCEA is a renowned engineering university as an important cultivating base of senior technical talents for civil engineering and architecture. It is a higher learning school authorized by Beijing Municipal Educational Committee to recruit international students. Students can choose from a great variety of courses, including the Master’s Cilvil Engineering course taught in English. BUCEA has established friendly ties with other institutions of higher learning in over 20 countries and regions.