Mounting research shows that older adults and adolescents benefit from intergenerational educational activities. Older adults are the fastest growing age group in New York City, and children 18 and under account for 25% of the city’s population. This panel brings together professionals who will present and discuss their work in the field of intergenerational education, with an emphasis on the role of architectural design in fostering these activities. Our diverse panelists have worked on projects including public libraries, intergenerational communities, university-level research in this expanding field, and programs helping adults learn and use technology to live better in the digital age in an intergenerational setting.
Arthur Chang, AIA, Senior Project Architect, NADAAA, Boston
Matthew Kaplan, PhD, Professor, Intergenerational Programs and Aging, Penn State University, Pennsylvania
Margaret Sullivan, Principal, Margaret Sullivan Studio, NYC
Joyce Weil, PhD, Curriculum Manager, OATS (Older Adults Technology Center), NYC
Miriam Sitz, Senior News & Web Editor, Architectural Record, NYC