What makes an age-friendly city?
Friday, 13 November 2015 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
MICRA Seminar forming part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science
Seminar 10am-4pm (registration from 9.30am)
What makes an age-friendly city? International perspectives on policy and practice.
One day seminar exploring the ways in which urban and city environments can contribute to ‘healthy’ and ‘active’ ageing.
The aim of the day’s events will be to illustrate how social science research can contribute to creating age-friendly urban environments from the perspective of older people, policy makers and businesses. We will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines, such as urban sociology, social gerontology, urban planning and architecture, policy makers and representatives of older people’s groups and businesses to present and discuss findings from the most up-to-date research. Our target audience will be people who are working to develop age-friendly environments within the UK. This will include local government, housing trusts, community organisations, voluntary sector and private sector organisations as well as older people themselves.
- Professor Chris Phillipson, Social Gerontology and Sociology, The University of Manchester
- Dr Martin Hyde, Sociology, The University of Manchester
- An-Sofie Smetcoren, Belgian Ageing Studies, Free University Brussels
- Dr Sophie Handler, Research and Planning Officer (Age-friendly Cities), University of Manchester/ Manchester City Council and Chair of the RIBA working group on Research and Ageing
- Professor Geoff Green, Emeritus professor of urban policy, the Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Sheffield Hallam University
- Paul McGarry, Age-friendly Manchester Team, Manchester City Council
- Co-researchers, the Manchester Ageing Study
- Chris Ricard, Whalley Range Community Forum and Age-Friendly Whalley Range Steering Group
- Cathy Ayrton, Southway Housing
- Andrea Winn, Curator of Community Exhibitions, The Manchester Museum
- John Hannen, Programme Manager (Ambition for Ageing)
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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) at the University of Manchester
Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) at the University of Manchester promotes interdisciplinary and innovative research on all aspects of ageing. We bring together a network of over a thousand academics, practitioners, policy makers and older people to bridge research, policy and practice. Find out more and become a member at www.micra.manchester.ac.uk or contact email@example.com.