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A McDonald's Controversy Raises Debate on Designing for the Elderly

A McDonald's Controversy Raises Debate on Designing for the Elderly
A McDonald's Controversy Raises Debate on Designing for the Elderly, © Flickr CC User symmetry_mind
© Flickr CC User symmetry_mind

In an article for the New York Times, Michael Kimmelman gets to the bottom of an unusual local dispute: a McDonald's in Queens, New York is kicking out groups of elderly Koreans who are out-staying their 20-minute welcome (and who have no access to community spaces nearby). The story raises an important question: how can we design our cities with elder populations in mind (a generation on track to out-number all others in the next few years)? You can read this poignant tale in full here.

Cite: Rory Stott. "A McDonald's Controversy Raises Debate on Designing for the Elderly" 05 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/473962/a-mcdonald-s-controversy-raises-debate-on-designing-for-the-elderly/> ISSN 0719-8884
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