Diverse activities to nurture elderly people to be assessors and auditors of buildings and city designs
The Project Hap Sap will organise training on building design for elderly who will then be empowered to proactively share their views with building professionals. The goal is to advocate and promote urban health and the well-being of people in the community.
A series of co-creation and training seminars, workshops and tours for elderly will be organised with the help of consultants from the building and design industries and property developers. Through these activities, the elderly will be encouraged to walk around to explore the building environment of the city and thereby strengthen their knowledge. It is expected that, eventually, the elderly will be able to assess and audit the social impact of buildings, development projects and design proposals. Engaged as Age-Friendly City Design Assessors, the elderly will present to building professionals their views which are to be considered in designs to cater to the spatial needs of elderly and in retrofitting or alteration works that follow.
The venture team will draft a prototype set of guidelines on building an age-friendly city for planning and architectural consultants, property management firms and developers. It will cover service model designs, design guidelines and standards, and assessment mechanism.