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

4 April 2017

William Penn Suite, Friends House, London NW1 2BJ

Our 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.

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