What makes an age-friendly city?
|Starts:||10:00 13 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||16:00 13 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Sophie Handler, Professor Chris Phillipson, An-Sofie Smetcoren, Dr Martin Hyde, Andrea Winn , Chris Ricard|
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
Professor Chris Phillipson
Dr Martin Hyde
Travel and Contact Information
Meetings Rooms 1 & 2
The Nowgen Centre
29 Grafton Street