• AARP Policy Paper on Visitability   A major AARP Research Report, “Increasing home access: Designing for Visitability”  co-authored by Eleanor Smith of Concrete Change and Jordana Maisel and Ed Steinfeld of the IDEA Center.   Click here for the PDF.
  • How many houses need to have access features? When universal Visitability is proposed, an objection sometimes arises that people with mobility impairments make up only a small per cent of the population, and the needs of these few should not impinge on general house construction.   Now, the Journal of the American Planning Association has published research  demonstrating the high likelihood that a house will have a resident with a long-term, severe mobility impairment at some point during the lifetime of the house itself.   Click here for the PDF.
  •  10/31/2011 — Concrete Change activist Eleanor Smith has been awarded the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award from Emory University, the Rollins School of Public Health and the Goizueta Business School.  Read more here