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G32, Humanities Bridgeford Street

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MUARG Lunchtime Research Seminar on Wednesday 25th of April at 12.30pm - 2pm (with lunch provided) in the Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, Room G32.

We will be welcoming Dr Ruth Colton, a Research Associate within MICRA at the University of Manchester, who will be presenting on: 'Urban Ageing and Green Infrastructure: The role of co-production'

Green Infrastructure (GI),
including blue (water-based) and green public spaces, can directly and
indirectly influence health and wellbeing. However, access to GI is not shared
equally amongst the population, particularly in urban areas. People over 65 are
most likely to suffer from poor health, yet this group may be the least likely
to benefit from GI. The Green Infrastructure and the Health and Wellbeing
Influences on an Ageing Population (GHIA) project aims to aims to understand
the benefits and values of urban green spaces for older people and how green
infrastructure can be best used to support healthy ageing in urban areas.
Jointly funded by all three research councils (AHRC, NERC, ESRC) under the
Valuing Nature Programme, it is a large-scale collaborative research project
contributed to by researchers from all three Greater Manchester Universities
(UoM, MMU, Salford). As part of this project, researchers are undertaking
socially-engaged, participatory action research, working alongside older people
as co-researchers to explore the experiences of ageing, in particular where
these intersect with perceptions of the values and benefits of urban green infrastructure.
A programme of participatory arts and/or heritage activities is being developed
to confront and challenge issues such as barriers to participation, social
isolation and narratives of decline and loss, and as methods for evidencing key
value indicators. The seminar will review both the potential as well as
barriers to this type of work."

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