The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

Prof Ivis Garcia and research team explore how transportation policy supports mobility for older adults

Prof Ivis Garcia and research team explore how transportation policy supports mobility for older adults

“Research on older adults frequently explores the notion of “aging in place”—providing older adults the opportunity to continue to live in their own homes and communities. However one’s ability to stay or leave, particularly in old age, often depends on the built environment. An accessible neighborhood that prioritizes mobility affords the ability to meet basic needs like goods, services, and social activities. This life-space mobility is rarely applied in the field of urban planning and architecture.  A NITC project led by Ivis Garcia Zambrana of the University of Utah and Alan DeLaTorre of Portland State University sought to operationalize this concept and draw policy implications for the architecture and urban planning fields.” Read more… https://nitc.trec.pdx.edu/news/aging-place

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The research team consisted of Ivis Garcia Zambrana, University of Utah; Alan DeLaTorre, Portland State University; Ja Young Kim, University of Utah; Julianne Reno, Portland State University; Keith Diaz Moore, University of Utah; Jordan Pieper, University of Utah; Jason Wheeler, Assist Inc.; Nicole Zinnanti, Assist Inc.; and Brenda Jose, Unlimited Choices.

Life-Space Mobility and Aging in Place
THE FULL REPORT and ONLINE RESOURCES
For more details about the study, download the full report at https://nitc.trec.pdx.edu/news/aging-place
Watch a July 24, 2019 webinar: https://nitc.trec.pdx.edu/events/professional-development/webinar-07242019