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International & Interdisciplinary Design Charrette Brings Together Students and Scholars for the Design of Elder-friendly Outdoor Environments
%3Cimg+class%3D%22size-medium+wp-image-74412+alignleft%22+src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fcartanews.fiu.edu%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F011-225x300.jpg%22+alt%3D%22%22+width%3D%22225%22+height%3D%22300%22+%2F%3EFrom+January+17+to+26+%3Ca+href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fcarta.fiu.edu%2F%22+target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%3Cstrong%3ECARTA%3C%2Fstrong%3E%3C%2Fa%3E%E2%80%99s+Department+of+Landscape+Architecture+%2B+Environmental+and+Urban+Design+%28LAEUD%29+hosted+an+international+and+interdisciplinary+design+charrette+that+focused+on+open+space+design+for+the+elder+members+of+our+community.%0D%0A%0D%0AThe+%E2%80%98%3Cem%3ESenior-friendly+Outdoor+Furniture+Design+Challenge%E2%80%99%3C%2Fem%3E+brought+together+30+students+and+faculty+from+five+different+universities+and+four+different+disciplines.+A+group+of+14+students+and+faculty+from+Turkey%E2%80%99s+leading+architectural+colleges+%28Karadeniz+Technical+University%2C+Istanbul+Technical+University%2C+Trakya+University%2C+and+Bilkent+University%29+traveled+to+Miami+for+the+10-day-long+design+charrette.+The+visiting+students+worked+together+with+FIU+Landscape+Architecture+Graduate+Design+2+and+FIU+Interior+Architecture+Graduate+Design+4+students+to+develop+innovative+design+strategies+to+make+Miami%E2%80%99s+newly+proposed+linear+park%2C+%3Cem%3EThe+Underline%3C%2Fem%3E%2C+a+more+elder+friendly+destination.+The+students+were+tasked+to+design+outdoor+spaces+with+senior-friendly+furnishings+to+increase+utilization+by+older+adults+and+to+promote+social+interaction+across+generations.%0D%0A%0D%0AOrganized+by+FIU+%3Ca+href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fcarta.fiu.edu%2Flandscape%2F%22+target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%3Cstrong%3ELAEUD%3C%2Fstrong%3E%3C%2Fa%3E+Associate+Professor+Ebru+Ozer%2C+the+charrette+aimed+to+promote+interdisciplinary+design+thinking+and+young+designers%E2%80%99+awareness+of+age-friendly+design.+Over+the+course+of+10+days%2C+the+participants+listened+to+the+lectures+from+expert+geriatricians%2C+physical+therapists%2C+urban+planners%2C+and+architects+in+order+to+learn+%3Cem%3Euniversal+design%3C%2Fem%3E+principles+and+also+to+master+%3Cem%3Ebody+conscious+design%3C%2Fem%3E+theories.+Participating+lecturers+and+their+lecture+topics+were%3A%0D%0A%0D%0AAllan+De+La+Torre%2C+Ph.D.%2C+Research+Associate%2C+Institute+on+Aging%2C+Portland+State+University+-+%3Cem%3EAge-friendly+Communities+%26amp%3B+Design%3C%2Fem%3E%0D%0A%0D%0AEdgar+Ramos+Vieira%2C+P.T.%2C+Ph.D.%2C+Doctorate+of+Physical+Therapy+Program+Director%2C+Associate+Professor+of+Physical+Therapy+%26amp%3B%C2%A0Neuroscience%2C+FIU+-%3Cem%3E+Mobility+issues+in+aging%3C%2Fem%3E%0D%0A%0D%0AGalen+Cranz%2C+Ph.D.%2C+AmSAT%2C+NSTAT%2C+Professor%2C+Department+of+Architecture%2C+University+of+California%2C+Berkeley+%E2%80%93+%3Cem%3EBody+Conscious+Design%3C%2Fem%3E%0D%0A%0D%0AMeg+Daly%2C+Founder+and+President%2C+Friends+of+the+Underline+-+%3Cem%3EThe+Underline%2C+10-mile+linear+park%2C+urban+trail%2C+and+living+art+destination%3C%2Fem%3E%0D%0A%0D%0APaulo+Chaves%2C+M.D.%2C+Ph.D.%2C+Director%2C+Benjamin+Leon+Center+for+Geriatrics+Research+and+Education%2C+FIU+-+%3Cem%3EHealth+Status+of+Older+Populations%3C%2Fem%3E%0D%0A%0D%0ASara+Valente+%26amp%3B+Marcelo+Ertorteguy%2C+Adjunct+Professors%2C+Department+of+Architecture%2C+FIU+-+%3Cem%3EStereoTank%C2%A0%3Cimg+class%3D%22size-medium+wp-image-74413+alignright%22+src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fcartanews.fiu.edu%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F002-225x300.jpg%22+alt%3D%22%22+width%3D%22225%22+height%3D%22300%22+%2F%3E%3C%2Fem%3E%0D%0A%0D%0AAfter+the+first+day%E2%80%99s+field+trip+to+the+project+site%2C+the+students+were+divided+into+six+interdisciplinary+teams.%C2%A0+Each+team+tackled+different+problems+an+older+adult+may+experience+while+using+%3Cem%3E%3Ca+href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theunderline.org%2F%22+target%3D%22_blank%22%3EThe+Underline%3C%2Fa%3E%2C%3C%2Fem%3E+and+created+innovative+design+solutions+that+make+their+experiences+more+desirable.+Some+of+the+proposals+included+adding+special+seating+options+that+engage+older+adults+with+art+or+gardening%2C+while+others+focused+on+addressing+noise+pollution+and+safety+through+artful+lighting+and+water+features.+At+the+conclusion+of+each+charrette+day%2C+each+team+presented+their+progress+work+to+a+panel+of+professors%2C+which+included+Arzu+Kalin+and+Emrah+Yalcinalp+of+Karadeniz+Technical+University%2C+Muhammed+Ali+Ornek+of+Istanbul+Technical+University%2C+Galen+Cranz+of+University+of+California+at+Berkeley%2C+and+Ebru+Ozer+and+Newton+DeSouza+of+FIU.+The+student+groups+received+questions+and+feedback+following+their+presentations+and+delivered+their+final+work+to+panelists+on+January+26+with+a+PechaKucha+presentation.%0D%0A%0D%0A%26nbsp%3B%0D%0A%0D%0ATEAM+1+%E2%80%93%3Cem%3E+U4%3C%2Fem%3E%0D%0A%0D%0ABusra+Elmas%2C+Martha+Salazar%2C+Michael+Bradley%2C+Vivian+Taboada%0D%0A%0D%0A%3Cimg+class%3D%22alignnone+wp-image-74408+size-large%22+src%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fcartanews.fiu.edu%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2FTeam1-900x500.png%22+width%3D%22900%22+height%3D%22500%22+%2F%3E%0D%0A%0D%0ATEAM+2+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