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Edward Steinfeld Presents at Confereces

Edward SteinfeldM.Arch. ’69, participated in a panel discussion on visitable housing at “CNU XVI: New Urbanism and the Booming Metropolis,” the annual meeting of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). The conference was held in Austin, TX on April 3-6, 2008. The panel provided an overview of progress in the adoption of visitability in the New Urbanist movement. Steinfeld presented the IDEA Center’s work on developing a Pattern Book on Inclusive Housing Design.

Steinfeld also participated in the 2008 Conference of the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging (NCOA-ASA), which was held in Washington, D.C. on March 26-30, 2008. His session on “Emerging Housing Choices for an Aging Society” discussed new trends in design of independent housing and community planning for seniors. The focus was on how universal design can support aging in place in housing and neighborhoods. A case-study method was used to describe and evaluate leading examples from the U.S. and abroad from the perspective of universal design. Edward Steinfeld is professor at the University of Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning.