Lecture: Mobility in a Built Environment

The ability to easily get around the streets and buildings of the places where we spend our days plays a significant role in the quality of life of all people. Limitations to this mobility – whether it be due to physical challenges or the infrastructure of neighbourhoods and public places – can have a detrimental effect on health. The importance of making communities easier and safer to navigate, particularly for older adults, is currently being addressed by the city of Hamilton. The city is now considering a strategy to make Hamilton more hospitable for pedestrians and cyclists.

The McMaster Health Forum Student Subcommittee has organized a public lecture to explore the research about mobility, its barriers and facilitators. All are welcome to attend the lecture entitled Moving Towards Healthy Aging: Mobility in a Built Environment, on Thursday, November 21, from 1-2:30 p.m.

Mobility Lecture