On Demand: Aging and Gender in Livable Communities

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Put a gender lens on your work while you build a planning framework for livable communities for all ages. This session will draw lessons from two recent surveys and APA's "Policy Guide for Aging and Community." Discover ways to promote more livable, age-friendly, and inclusive communities.

You'll learn about:

  • Results of the 2013 national survey "Planning Across Generations"
  • The 2014 "Women and Aging" survey from APA's Planning and Women Division
  • What communities are doing to build coalitions across siloed government services
  • How communities are addressing gender and age-related constraints in practice
  • The role of planning and planners in new modalities of participation and service delivery


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Product Details

75 minutes
Date Published
April 18, 2015
American Planning Association

About the Speakers

Anna Kitces
Anna Kitces, AICP, CEP, PP has been a member of the American Planning Association (APA) for twenty years where she currently serves as Chair of the Planning and Women Division. She is interested in issues related to women and planning and in issues on gender and aging and is managing the APA Divisions Council Grant on" Planning through a Gender Lens". She brings decades of experience in Environmental and Natural Resources Analysis and Planning, Land-Use Management and Code Enforcement, Planning Law in the Public Sector – State Government, and also as Environmental Biologist at Audubon Society (NJ) and University of Guelph. Her professional work has included environmental issues along the water- both coastal and inland. She was program coordinator for a TV documentary on Barrier Islands, and created and a Public Service Announcement on wetlands preservation.

Amanda Micklow
A.C. Micklow, AICP, is a PhD candidate in City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. Micklow’s research focuses on the impact of land use and transportation policies on marginalized populations. They use gender, as it intersects with race, class, and age in the American suburb, to analyze the tensions that arise in our communities as populations change. An example of this research, “Not Your Mother’s Suburb,” was published in Urban Lawyer and profiled in OZY. Micklow’s dissertation uses a travel study of the New York metropolitan area to determine the impact of residential location and land use policy on commute time and modality. They were also a project lead in the 2014 Women and Aging survey; a national survey of practicing planners that asked about questions about gender and age sensitive planning practices in their communities. This work is part of an on-going collaboration between the Planning & Women Division of the American Planning Association and Cornell University and will also be integrated into Micklow’s dissertation research. Prior to attending Cornell, Micklow worked for several years as a comprehensive planner for a large locality in Virginia. They earned both her Master of Urban and Regional Planning and B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Tech. Their master’s thesis, “Gender Implications of Euclidean Zoning,” won the Marsha Ritzdorf Award for Best Graduate Student Paper.

Fiona Akins
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Ramona Mullahey
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Mildred Warner
Dr. Mildred E. Warner is a Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University where her work focuses primarily on local government service delivery, economic development, environmental sustainability and planning across generations. She works closely with the International City/County Management Association and the American Planning Association to conduct national surveys of local government policymaking in planning, economic development and environmental sustainability. Dr. Warner is author of over a hundred publications including articles in top journals. Dr. Warner has a Ph.D. in Development Sociology, a Masters in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University and a BA in History from Oberlin College. Copies of recent articles and research can be found at her website www.mildredwarner.org