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World Parks Academy Webinar on

15 May (Wed)

Great parks and public spaces are places where everyone, regardless of age or ability, feels a sense of belonging. But many parks aren't designed, maintained, and programmed in a way that meets the unique needs of children and older adults. Creating Parks and Public Spaces for People of All Ages: A Step-by-Step Guide is a new resource created by AARP, 8 80 Cities, and the Trust for Public Land to support community leaders and residents who are interested in building more inclusive public spaces. This webinar will introduce the Guide and discuss what it means to create age-inclusive public spaces.

Date and Time: 15 May 2019 at 3:00pm EST


• Danielle Arigoni (Director of Livable Communities, AARP)

• Amanda O'Rourke (Executive Director, 8 80 Cities)

• David Simor (Project Manager, 8 80 Cities)

Learning Objectives: 

• Understand the unique challenges and opportunities for creating better parks for children and older adults

• Learn good practices for multigenerational and intergenerational park design, management, and programming

• Learn strategies to improve existing parks, improve connectivity to parks and create new parks (even in unconventional spaces)

• Equip participants with new tools for evaluating park performance

For more information, contact worldparksacademy@gmail.com.

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Access the webinar here to earn Continuing Education Units


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Age-friendly World is a World Health Organization website dedicated to promoting age-friendliness around the world. The World Health Organization Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC) is a global coalition of cities and communities committed to becoming more age-friendly. We currently consist of 847 member cities and communities in 41 countries, covering a population of over 230 million people. 

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