Students map out ways to make L.A. a friendly place for the elderly
Which bus stops have benches? What is my emergency evacuation plan? Where are free flu shots offered? Students in the new class “Age-Friendly L.A.,” a Wicked Problems Practicum sponsored by USC Provost Michael Quick, aim to provide answers to these questions and others in the hopes of making Los Angeles a better place to grow old. Using interactive maps, they’re developing a website and mobile app to tell layered stories about aging in Los Angeles that can serve as a resource for community leaders and residents. The course includes students and faculty from the USC Price School of Public Policy.