This site is meant to serve as a resource for urban planners and others that want to better serve seniors and people with disabilities by offering accessible and inclusive experiences. The focus is on building on the social topography model.
The network of linked opportunities embedded into the physical and socio-economic fabric of the community. Using this model for visualizing the community, planners can maximize return on investment for everyone in the community.
Physical access to buildings, paths, and transportation are key to unlocking the potential of a community. However, building codes and urban design standards are not enough. Accessibility must be thought of as both barriers and burdens.
Accessibility is important but if there aren't programs and services that meet the needs and preferences of all citizens - all you're left with is unmet expectations.