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A collection of resources to support age friendly urban planning and design.
Resources from Aotearoa New Zealand
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- Alzheimers New Zealand – Dementia Friendly Communities Toolkit – a toolkit to help communities to create environments that enhance the participation of people with dementia.
- Better Later Life - He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034 (PDF 3,082KB) - Aotearoa New Zealand strategy to make life better for people as they age. Includes information about five areas for action including: Making environments accessible and creating diverse housing choices and options.
- National Science Challenge: Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities | He Kainga Pai Rawa Atu Mō Ngā Kaumātua – A really good home for our Kaumātua (PDF 8.5MB) - a toolkit for kaumātua housing.
- Discussion paper about developing housing projects for kaumātua (PDF 4.9MB)
- Waka Kotahi | NZTA – Pedestrian Planning and Design Guide - a guide to designing pedestrian friendly streets and other outside spaces ( to be replaced by the Waka Kotahi Pedestrian Network Guidance 2021)
- Waka Kotahi/NZTA – Innovating Streets for People – Tactical urbanism webpage including links to case studies and resources for local projects.
- An Age friendly transport system is good for us all (PDF 123KB) - opinion piece by Dr Angela Curl
Local government resources
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- Tāmaki Tauawhi Kaumātua | Age-friendly Auckland Project – Community Engagement Findings Report (2020) ( PDF 522 KB)
- Auckland Council - Auckland Design Manual - a practical guide with a wide range of design advice about how to create good quality development in the urban environment. It includes sections on Universal Design, Mixed Use Development and Case Studies.
- Canterbury Community and Public Health - Integrated Planning Guide and Covid-19 Pandemic Supplement - Integrated Planning Guide for a healthy, sustainable and resilient future 3.0 and Integrated Planning Guide: pandemic Supplement.
- Waimakariri – He Hoa Ahakoa Ōu Tau – Age friendly Waimakariri (PDF 12,239 KB)
- Te Rautaki Hapori Manaaki Taipakeke – Horowhenua Age friendly Communities Strategy ( PDF 1,095 KB)
- Nelson City Council Accessibility Guide (PDF 191KB)
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- World Health Organization – Global Age Friendly Cities: A Guide (PDF 1,531 KB) – The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Global Age friendly cities: a guide provides a detailed description of what age friendly cities, towns, and communities look like based on its Age Friendly Model.
- ARUP - Cities Alive: Designing for Ageing Communities – ARUP has developed this comprehensive guide that identifies the specific needs of older people and proposes strategies and actions that cities can take to make communities more age friendly.
- University of Sheffield – The DWELL Project – This website includes interactive guides to help with designing housing and neighbourhoods to facilitate mobility and wellbeing for current and future generations of older people.
- UK Government – Housing for Older and Disabled People – The UK government has produced guidance for urban planners about how to create planning policy to support housing for older and disabled people.
- AARP Policy Book, Chapter 13 Liveable Communities – This chapter provides guidance about how to create inclusive communities for older people. It includes sections on ‘Effective Planning’ and ‘Creating liveable and sustainable communities’.
- AARP and CNU – Enabling Better Places – A Handbook for Improved Neighbourhoods (PDF 4,225 KB) provides a toolkit to guide local councils/planners.
- AARP Equity by Design: Principles in Action – Case studies of innovation in the design of urban spaces, housing and community participation.
- AARP Where We Live: Communities for All Ages – Case studies of age inclusive design and planning.
The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, Ireland have many resources available to support the use of universal design in urban spaces:
- Universal Design Guidelines for Homes in Ireland
- Dementia Friendly Dwellings for People with Dementia, their Families and Carers
- Shared space, shared surfaces and Home Zones from a Universal Design Approach for the Urban Environment in Ireland
Age Friendly Ireland supports cities, counties and towns across Ireland to prepare for the rapid ageing of Ireland’s population. Guidelines and toolkits include:
- Age Friendly Planning Guidelines & Recommendations (PDF 343KB)
- Age Friendly Planning Guidelines for Long Term Residential Care
- Age Friendly Parking Toolkit (PDF 640 KB)
- Age Friendly Seating Toolkit (PDF 370 KB)