Creating ‘age-friendly cities’: developing a new urbanism for all generations – Tuesday 30 April 2013, 6-7.30pm

Joint event with MICRA (Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing)

Ageing populations are an important feature of city life, with more people living into their 70s, 80s and beyond. But combining the interests of older populations with urban environments focused on attracting younger generations may result in conflict. How can the city of the future work to support all generations?

What are the public spaces that need to be created to encourage a dialogue across generations? This research forum will tackle these and related questions drawing on current work in Manchester and across other European cities. The aim of the forum will be to highlight some of the challenges in bringing different age groups together but also the benefits and possibilities arising from new forms of solidarity.

Date: Tuesday 30 April 2013, 6-7.30pm (followed by drinks / food reception)  



Panel: Councillor Sue Cooley (Lead Councillor, Valuing Older People Team, Manchester City Counci), Stefan White (Manchester School of Architecture), Paul McGarry (Senior Strategy Manager, Valuing Older People Team, Manchester City Council), Graeme Henderson (Research Fellow, IPPR North). Chair: Chris Phillipson (MICRA, University of Manchester)

Venue: Anthony Burgess Foundation, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street,  M1 5BY 



cities@manchester is an initiative which brings together urban and cities researchers at the University of Manchester. The Urban Forums are our new series of panel discussions on contemporary challenges facing cities. Each forum will bring together speakers with different viewpoints, aiming to stimulate debate on issues of public concern. 






  • Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street
    Manchester, Manchester M1 5BY GB

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (BST)


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