Learning to successfully work within the machinery and systems of the local planning environment and the various decision-makers is critical to being effective in advancing age-friendly work. Those wishing to advance age-friendly approaches and actions must also understand and know how to build connections with decision makers including legislators, city and town planners and other authorities.
This workshop will address questions such as:
- Who are the critical stakeholders in decision-making around age-friendly environments, and how do they intersect and engage with one another?
- How have age-friendly approaches influenced planners to incorporate the needs of older people?
- What are some successful practices that illustrate cross- sector planning with an age-friendly lens?
- How have different communities succeeded in fostering leadership, generating political will and sustaining support for age-friendly efforts across shifting administrations and changing political priorities?