LAUNCH EVENT: Population Ageing and Urbanisation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on ‘Ageing in Place’ in Cities
|Dates:||13 July 2021|
|Times:||16:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Tine Buffel, Prof. Emily Greenfield, Paul McGarry|
To celebrate the launch of our new five-year research project on ‘Ageing in Place in Cities’, three experts on urban ageing will discuss some of the latest research on developing ‘age-friendly cities’. The presentations will explore the challenges involved in meeting the needs of more diverse ageing populations in cities, facing a variety of cultural, economic and social pressures.
INTRODUCTION: ‘CO-PRODUCING SPATIAL JUSTICE WITH OLDER PEOPLE’
Dr. Tine Buffel, Director of Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group, University of Manchester
Tine Buffel will provide an overview of the latest research by the Manchester Urban Ageing Research group, demonstrating how this work contributes to creating ‘spatial justice’ by working in partnership with older people, community organisations and local government.
KEYNOTE: ‘CHALLENGING INEQUALITIES IN AGE-FRIENDLY PRACTICE: ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO COMMUNITY COLLABORATION’
Prof. Emily Greenfield, School of Social Work at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Emily Greenfield will describe the potential of integrating theories of community collaboration within age-friendly policy and practice to make progress toward the movement’s growing aspirational emphasis on equity in health and ageing.?
DISCUSSANT: ‘IMPLEMENTING AGE-FRIENDLY POLICIES IN GREATER MANCHESTER: STRATEGIES, CHALLENGES AND REFLECTIONS’
Paul McGarry, Assistant Director of the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Paul McGarry will demonstrate the potential for stimulating strategic age-friendly policy approaches at a local and regional level whilst highlighting the pressures facing urban authorities at a time of economic austerity.
Dr Tine Buffel
Role: Director of Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group
Organisation: University of Manchester
Prof. Emily Greenfield
Role: Professor of Social Work
Organisation: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Role: Assistant Director of the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub
Organisation: Greater Manchester Combined Authority
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