On August 23, 2022, Generations United and partners Nesterly and the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University hosted Reimagining Intergenerational Housing, a virtual event that discussed the emerging continuum of intergenerational living approaches, including home sharing, grandfamily housing, co-housing, and more, and how communities and organizations can help advance them.
About the Speakers
Noelle Marcus is the CEO and founder of Nesterly, an award-winning platform for intergenerational homesharing. Noelle is an MIT-trained urban planner and has won over a dozen awards for business and social innovation. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, The Atlantic, Forbes, and NPR’s Marketplace.
Dr. Jennifer Molinsky is Project Director of the Housing an Aging Society Program and a Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Jennifer leads research exploring the housing challenges facing an aging population, including affordability, accessibility and safety in the home, community livability, and connections between housing, services, and health.
Donna Butts is the Executive Director of Generations United, a position she has held since 1997. An internationally known speaker, author, and advocate, Donna frequently addresses intergenerational connections, multigenerational living, grandparents raising grandchildren, and policies effective across the lifespan.