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Modern Aging Industry Talks: Architecture and Aging

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MA Singapore logoJoin ACCESS Health Singapore on Wednesday, June 24, from 2 pm to 3 pm, for a presentation on Architecture and Aging, by Dr. Chong Keng Hua from the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Dr. Chong will outline recent trends in architecture and design in relation to aging societies. The discussion will explore gaps, issues, and opportunities from the perspectives of seniors, families, designers, and the government. This session will give entrepreneurs insight into the work that goes into urban planning and design and areas of opportunity. There will be a time for questions.

This event is part of a series of talks for the Modern Aging Singapore curriculum on aging. The series will include presentations on more than twenty topics related to aging from healthcare practitioners and industry experts. All are welcome. Modern Aging Singapore participants are encouraged but not required to attend in person. The session will be recorded and available online when Modern Aging Singapore officially launches in August.

To RSVP or to see more details, visit http://www.meetup.com/Modern-Aging/. The talks will take place at Plug-In@Blk71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139951.

About the Speaker

faculty-keng-huaDr. Chong Keng Hua is an assistant professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He holds a PhD in Architecture. Dr. Chong has been a visiting faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Zhejiang University (ZJU). He is also a partner in COLOURS: Collectively Ours LLP, a social enterprise specializing in gathering diverse groups to design public spaces together. He is the coauthor of the book Form-making in Traditional Chinese Architecture. Dr. Chong is an expert on how different cultures relate to space and design. He is currently researching interactions between people and their environments from historical to contemporary contexts. He is also investigating how to enhance social connectedness through urban planning, particularly as it relates to aging and participatory environmental design. Dr. Chong is the principal investigator of multidisciplinary, cross city research projects “Creative Aging City” and “Social Urban Lab.” He also leads community design projects across Asia.

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