Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice

How we got here

With larger numbers of older people living longer, a significant and increasing proportion of the population will require a more supportive and responsive regional city environment. However, regional local governments have neither the resources nor the appropriate tools needed to understand and respond to the infrastructure needs of older persons. As mobile devices such as tablets and phones proliferate, there is an opportunity to use mobile apps to engage older people more effectively with their local government associations in planning the future of their regional city centres. In this project we explore the potential of mobile applications in crowdsourcing older people’s opinions as a form of community engagement.