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    Webinar
    June 2017 Webinar
    This webinar explores: expand the view of universal design beyond aging in place and accessible environments, understand how universal design supports sustainable design, explore examples of successful universal design through select case studies, and discover opportunities to utilize tools that support universal design strategies.
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    March 2017 Webinar
    This webinar explores: understand the big issues around aging over the next 30 years, identify parallels between the needs of aging individuals and the needs for people of all ages, consider the alignment between universal design and sustainable design, and explore current research findings on the impact of universal design across a variety of settings. The second webinar in this three part series will be on June 22, 2017 and will be free.  More information can be found here.
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    February 2017 Webinar
    This webinar explores: become acquainted with the body of literature that addresses research and design regarding mental and behavioral health facilities, understand the nature of qualitative assessment tools associated with gathering data during the design process, cite 17 guidelines regarding the design of mental and behavioral health issues, and consider the core issues around the debate concerning private versus shared patient rooms and open versus closed nurse stations.
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    January 2017 Webinar
    This webinar explores how to: articulate immerging trends in healthy building design and impacts on occupant overall well-being, understand the AIA's "Six Approaches to Achieving Health through Built Environment Design and Policy" as a framework for healthy workplace design, learn key employee performance indicators by which to measure healthy building design success, and gain insight into how collected data will inform future facility planning.
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    November 2016 Webinar
    This webinar explores how to: creating attraction to the facility beyond the clinical journey, review the process of engaging communities in the discovery process, and understand various ways in which narratives can be incorporated into the built environment.
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    September 2016 Webinar
    This webinar explores how to: understand emerging trends in responsive memory care design, discuss new and better building models that focus on the needs of people living with dementia, to learn about new and emerging technological advancements that improve memory care through multiple examples of the technologies that are changing the resident experience paradigm for people living with dementia in skilled nursing facilities and AL communities, and to learn issues and approaches to integrating helpful technology into building design, new or remodel.
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    September 2016 Webinar
    This webinar explores how to: understand nature exposure as a component of holistic medicine, and its place in modern concepts of patient-centered care, obtain an overview of the Green Road garden site and its relationship to the Walter Reed Arts Program and the Maryland Network of Arts and Gardens for Veterans, describe the advanced whole-body metrics developed for Green Road research, and learn how communities can heal their own Veterans with locally-managed arts and nature projects. 
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    May 2013 Webinar
    This webinar explores how to: understand the direction of new code and guidelines for residential care, understand how to use and access the Guidelines for Residential Care Facilities, understand the process of how to be involved in the development of guidelines that become code, and understand how code and regulations can support culture change and resident-centered care. 
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    March 2013 Webinar
    This webinar explores how to: become familiar with research that goes beyond the subjective evaluation of color, learn how lighting and color work together to enhance or create disharmony in the healthcare setting, gain confidence in applying color and see “best practice” examples of new projects, and learn about the aging eye and how this can impact safety.