Alan deLaTorre, PhD. is a Research Associate at Portland State University’s Institute on Aging and the co-coordinator for the Age-Friendly Portland and Multnomah County initiatives. He currently serves as the President of the Oregon Gerontological Association, Commissioner on the Portland Commission on Disability, and as an appointed volunteer for AARP Oregon’s livability and age-friendly programs. Alan’s research interests include: the intersection between sustainable and age-friendly development, design and development of infrastructure for people of all ages and abilities, using service-learning approaches to improve the well-being of older adults and people with disabilities, and global aging. A self-described “urban gerontologist,” Alan is passionate about translating research into policy and practice.