Ageing in place in cities

Interdisciplinary perspectives on 'Ageing in place' in cities.

This research programme (2020-2025) will generate groundbreaking knowledge on population ageing and urbanisation – two of the most significant social trends of the 21st century.

It will be theoretically and methodologically innovative, drawing upon an interdisciplinary approach that involves fieldwork in seven contrasting cities across the world. This programme will transform current research on the relationship between ageing and urbanisation by addressing four objectives.

Aims of the research 

  • Advance understanding of ‘ageing in place’ in cities using interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Examine policies and age-friendly initiatives aimed at supporting ageing in place across seven cities
  • Explore experiences of ageing in place among diverse ageing populations (reflecting different ethnic, gender and class backgrounds) living in urban neighbourhoods
  • Develop methods and tools for measuring and reporting the impact of age-friendly interventions
  • Co-produce innovative models of dissemination with various stakeholder groups

Research Team


The Leverhulme (Research Leadership Award)

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