Ageing and the City

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Created: 2017-10-23 08:57
Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Description: Ageing and the City: Everyday Experiences of Older People in Urban Environments


What it means to grow older in cities is a question of increasing importance as world population ageing and urbanisation continue to accelerate. Older people and the cities within which they live, face numerous challenges across areas of health and social care, housing, transport, infrastructure, and the built environment. Cross-disciplinary and multi-levelled approaches are essential for understanding the current condition and development of cities and whether or not they are 'age friendly'. Recognising this need, this seminar series will bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from social and science fields – including architecture, public health, epidemiology, planning, local government and sociology – who influence the production of cities but who too rarely interact. Focused around notions of 'the everyday', speakers will reflect on how their work, experiences or research specifically engage with everyday urban environments, the age friendliness of these environments, and why, politically, socially and spatially, they think this is so.

Administrative assistance: gradfac@crassh.cam.ac.uk
Website: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/programmes/ageing-and-the-city-everyday-experiences-of-older-people-in-urban-environme
 

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Ageing and the City - 21 November 2017 - Planning for an Ageing Society in an Era of Austerity

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Malcolm Tait (Professor of Planning, University of Sheffield)

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Sarah Harper (Professor of Gerontology, Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford)
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Created: Mon 27 Nov 2017


Ageing and the City - 7 November 2017 - Developing an Older People’s Housing Strategy in Cambridgeshire

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Developing an Older People's Housing Strategy in Cambridgeshire: The Challenges of Interdisciplinary Working

Stephen Hills (Director of Housing, South Cambridgeshire District...

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Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 13 Nov 2017


Aging and the City - 10 October 2017 - Living Apart Together: An Almshouse for the 21st Century

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Stephen Witherford (Director, Witherford Watson Mann Architects)

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Created: Mon 23 Oct 2017


Aging and the City - 24 October 2017 - Creating ‘Age-Friendly Cities’: Developing a New Urban Policy Agenda

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Chris Phillipson (Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology, University of Manchester)

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Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Thu 2 Nov 2017