The next seminar of the MICRA Seminar Series All Our Futures - Creating a Healthy Built Environment for Older People, occurs on Thursday the 19th of April from 12:00-16:30 in G306B, The Jean McFarlane Building. Please see details below.
You are invited to a seminar about creating a Healthy Built Environment for Older People. Healthy ageing is a headline policy ambition, but are we creating built environments that will help to achieve that objective?
Healthy ageing is a headline policy ambition but are we creating built environments that will help to achieve that objective? This event will focus on the physical aspects of designing to support an ageing population.
An accessible, comfortable and energy efficient home is of particular benefit to older people.
Sue Adams will talk about the elements of domestic dwellings that can enable healthier ageing, examine the impacts of particular housing features on specific health conditions, and consider current evidence, gaps in knowledge and areas where further research is needed.
Terraced housing - where many older people live - dominates many of our towns and cities. Nick Moule will explore a significant urban issue facing Britain today -What we do as a nation with rundown or marginal housing neighbourhoods.
To encourage the continued involvement of older people in community life we must design physical environments in ways that enable them to move around outside their homes with confidence. Joan Rutherford poses the question - How well equipped are urban designers to face the challenge of designing an inclusive environment?
BS: 8300 has been described as the 'bible' for designing an accessible environment. Rob Turpin will focus on Government policy, legislation and the role of professional codes of practice in ensuring inclusive designs. He will introduce research the BSI is undertaking to develop guidelines for 'conditions of the mind' including dementia, autism and learning difficulties.
The event will start with a free networking lunch in G306B, The Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester, M13 9PL