Poster: Inclusive Comprehensive Planning
This poster will explore the intersection between the growing movement of WHO and AARP age-friendly cities and communites and planning offices and departments. It will provide an analysis of the role of planning offices in various age-friendly cities and communities across the United States and will detail the expereince of Washington, DC, where staff from the Age-Friendly DC initiative was deatiled to the Office of Planning to work on its ongoing comprehensive plan amendment cycle.
Recommendations will be provided to planning offices on how comprehensive plans can best incorporate the needs of health, human services, and aging agencies as well as engage residents of all ages and abilities. Age-friendly city and community initiatives will learn how best to partner with city planning offices to integrate their policies into citywide planning documents.
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Confirmed SpeakerNick Kushner Program Analyst, Age-Friendly DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, Government of the District of Columbia Nick joined DC Government in January 2014. As a Capital City Fellow, he spent 6 months with the District Department of the Environment working on the city’s sustainability plan, Sustainable DC. He then joined the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services where he helped write the final Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan. He is currently engaged in numerous inter-agency efforts working on the plan’s implementation. Since May 2016, Nick has been detailed to the DC Office of Planning to work on the city's comprehensive plan amendment cycle and integrate age-friendly and health and human services policies. Previous work experience includes researching comprehensive plans and public health at the American Planning Association. Nick has a dual Master’s degree from Virginia Tech in Urban and Regional Planning and Public and International Affairs and a Bachelors’ degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota.