TUESDAY, 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. | MILL RACE CENTER, ART ROOM
Presenter: David Hayward
David Hayward is a civil engineer with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, specializing in transportation engineering. He is an avid bicyclist, riding for recreation and commuting. He served as City Engineer for the City of Columbus from 1991 to 2002 and from 2011 to 2013 and as Bartholomew County Highway Engineer from 1985 to 1991. In addition, he has held various private engineering consulting positions. David has served on several local boards and commissions and currently serves as the president of the Columbus Park Foundation, which promotes and funds trail projects in Columbus.
Engineering has played a key role in helping people live longer by helping to provide better sanitation, improved health conditions, and safer highways. Engineering is critically important now to deal with the new challenges presented as our population ages.
After researching this subject, Mr. Hayward found that engineers and communities are not engaged in this subject.
Engineering and design services are necessary to implement aging in place. Communities need to develop plans for incorporating the needs of the aging into city plans if they plan to become communities that encourage aging well.