San Francisco

What Urban Design Can Learn From Senior Design

6:00 p.m. | Thursday, September 19, 2019

Senior and memory care facilities are often designed to be a comfortable facsimile of the real world—or at least the real world that their residents nostalgically recall. Why is it that these types of facilities are reliably more successful than other designs? Is it because they employ design to empathize with their users? Join us for a conversation about transposing the concepts learned from these facilities to urban design and explore how spatial recognition and comfort can contribute to better public spaces for all. Co-presented by Department of Here.

+ Jan Reicher / San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living
+ Christophe Laverne / HKIT
+ Alexis Denton / SmithGroup
+ Lev Kushner / Department of Here
+ John King / San Francisco Chronicle


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