Ava Housing is delighted and honoured to have been featured by the American Association of Retired Persons (The AARP) in a recent international case study as part of their Equity by Design series run in conjunction with the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures which is part of Cornell University in the US. The case study was featured in September 2021 – Click here to watch the international Q&A with Ava Housing Founder Michelle Moore and Esther Greenhouse, Lecturer and strategist in built environment at Cornell University.
The AARP is a United States–based interest group focusing on issues affecting those over the age of fifty. According to the organization, it had more than 38 million members as of 2018.
This series focuses on highlighting initiatives which fulfill the principles for Equity by Design. The objectives of Equity by Design are to:
- Prioritize housing and communities that are safe, affordable, and facilitate multigenerational interaction;
- Foster enabling design that meets the physical, sensory, emotional, social, behavioral, mobility, and health needs across the lifespan;
- Directly address inequities toward BIPOC communities that have led to disparities in health, wealth and wellbeing;
- Include: a set of guiding principles by and for professionals in the built environment sector; recordings and insight blogs from a virtual dialogue series with world-wide experts; a growing list of helpful resources; and soon case studies of innovations that are moving the needle on the ground.