Symposium on Age-Friendly cities: Research, Policy and Practice
16 - 17 January 2017
This Symposium led by Professor Chris Phillipson brought together researchers on urban ageing from different disciplines to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing age-friendly cities, and how research can help tackle this important topic. The conference featured research on active caring communities in Brussels and presentations on developing age-friendly Manchester.
The event also included a visit to Southway Housing Trust to hear from Cathy Ayrton, Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Project Officer at Southway Housing Trust.
- Researching Age-Friendly cities: An overview of current research issues and priorities – Prof. Chris Phillipson, MICRA, University of Manchester
- Developing Age-Friendly Manchester – Paul McGarry, Senior Strategy Manager, Manchester City Council
- Toward an ‘active caring community in Brussels: Age-Friendly environments supporting older people ageing in place’ – Dr An-Sofie Smetcoran, VUB Brussels
- Designing the Age-Friendly city: Illustrations from work in Manchester – Dr Stefan White, Manchester School of Architecture
- Housing alternatives in later life – Prof. Outi Jolanki and colleagues, University of Tampere
- Developing an Age-Friendly neighbourhood – Cathy Ayrton, Southway Housing Association