Ageing & mobility in the built environment… stakeholders, have your say!

Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change network

Ageing & mobility in the built environment… stakeholders, have your say!

This workshop will share ageing and mobility research with the policy and practice communities. This is an opportunity for you to have your say in how the findings are best presented to ensure this knowledge is used in decision-making.  

Cities are byzantine places, from the vast metropolises of London, New York, and Paris, to the ‘most liveable’ of Melbourne or Vienna. They bring together dense and diverse collections of people, buildings, streets, transport, wealth, poverty, entertainment, work and lifestyles. But two big challenges face our cities: the growing trend to urbanisation and the fact that people are living longer. Both issues will have huge impacts on our cities and cannot be ignored if we are to create sustainable urban environments.

We have an opportunity to apply multi-disciplinary research to influence the design of the built environment, and encourage mobility and socialisation.

In the UK, there is now an opportunity to apply results from the latest research to influence the design of the built environment to encourage mobility and socialisation. The workshop is being organised by the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change network and will relate to findings from across the Design for Lifelong Health and Wellbeing projects.  Seven research projects representing investment of nearly £8m from across research councils (EPSRC, ESRC and AHRC) have been investigating ways in which better design of the built environment can facilitate and enable mobility, physical activity and physical connectivity of older people within the community. These projects, which have involved a wide range of stakeholders (city councils, transport groups, charities, health and social care organisations) are now nearing completion.

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11:00   Welcome and introductions
11:20    Project presentations
12:00   What does this mean for stakeholders?
12:20   Let’s get to work!
13:00   Table wrap-ups
13:30   ARCC’s role, opportunities and closing remarks
   Networking lunch

 

Event Details
  • A Workshop
Location Details
William Penn Suite, Friends House


London
United Kingdom
NW1 2BJ


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