This seminar forms part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science and is brought to you by MICRA
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.
- 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 Chris Phillipson, Social Gerontology and Sociology, The University of Manchester
- An-Sofie Smetcoren, Belgian Ageing Studies, Free University Brussels
- Dr Martin Hyde, Sociology, The University of Manchester
- Andrea Winn, Curator of Community Exhibitions, The Manchester Museum
- Co-researchers, the Manchester Ageing Study
- Chris Ricard, Whalley Range Community Forum and Age-Friendly Whalley Range Steering Group