AARP International



Equity by Design -Virtual Dialogue 4: Prioritize Connectivity

Built environment professionals must prioritize the provision of broadband access and appropriate technologies that enable telehealth and remote learning, work, and engagement, as a means to facilitate greater independence and participation by residents of all ages and abilities in all aspects of society.

Built environment professionals should create living environments that facilitate regular interaction and engagement across all generations, for their mutual benefit and the continued contribution to society by people of all ages, and to combat ageism.

Built environment professionals should utilize planning and other collaborative tools to advance developments that demonstrate an active contribution to societal agendas, and they should tap existing efforts to advance UN Sustainable Development goals as opportunities to regenerate and retrofit our built environment assets using a lifelong equity lens.