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Technology and the built environment

Investigate the benefits and challenges of technology in relation to improved participation of older people in society.

With the availability of technology, and in particular big data, there is the opportunity for designers and planners to provide benefits to ageing populations.

Watch this conversation between Marta Fernandez and Silvia Urra Uriarte, Senior Researcher, Tecnalia Research & Innovation.

Data is now available about infrastructure, housing, equipment, transit options and other services. Sylvia gives the example of the city of Santander in Spain where an app has been developed to support wayfinding.


Image of Santander by Spanish Coches, Creative Commons Licence on Flickr

What are possible ways data could be used to improve mobility for the elderly in your own locality?

Santander Spain

Image of Santander byJose Luis Garcia, Creative Commons Licence on Flickr

Next we will specifically discuss walkability.

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