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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

Age Friendly cities and communities: A global perspective

11 January 2018

New book release, edited by Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler and Chris Phillipson

The start of 2018 brought a great gift in the post to MICRA HQ: an advance copy “Age-Friendly cities and communities: A global perspective”. This new book is edited by MICRAs Tine Buffel and Chris Phillipson along with Sophie Handler.

Alana Officer, responsible for the World Health Organisation’s Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities describes the book as: “An invaluable resource for anybody interested in the global age-friendly movement and a clear and insightful agenda for future action”

As the drive towards creating age-friendly cities grows, this important book provides a comprehensive survey of theories and policies aimed at improving the quality of life of older people living in urban areas.

In this book, part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, leading international researchers critically assess the problems and the potential of designing age-friendly environments. The book considers the different ways in which cities are responding to population ageing, the different strategies for developing age-friendly communities and the extent to which older people themselves can be involved in the co-production of age-friendly policies and practices.

The book includes a manifesto for the age-friendly movement, focused around tackling social inequality and promoting community empowerment.

The book is due to be published on 17 January 2018.

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