Often in the American imagination, Asian societies are better places to grow old. This event investigates that premise with panelists who specialize in issues of the elderly in three major Asian cities: Manila, Taipei, and Tokyo. Building on basic demographics, the panelists will look at the evolving living patterns of the elderly in large urban centers and how infrastructure and architecture can facilitate seniors’ independence and well-being.
Dr. Esteban Beita Solano, Associate Professor, CUNY City Tech; Founder, Wabi Design
Tai-Li Lee, Assistant Professor, Pratt University; Partner, New Practice Studio
Melissa Q. Navarra, Assistant Professor, Ateneo de Manila University
Ruth Finkelstein, Executive Director, Brookdale Center for Aging at Hunter College; Professor, School of Urban Public Health