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Global Age-friendly Cities: A Guide

Going Green

Towards Lifetime Neighbourhoods: Designing sustainable communities for all A discussion paper

How cities are leading the next economy

A global survey and case studies of cities building the green economy The 3GF Copenhagen edition

What makes a city age-friendly? POL/00 ID6846 09/07 Help the Aged is a registered charity no 272786 Design by Help the Aged publications

London’s contribution to the World Health Organization’s Age-friendly Cities Project

For further information, please contact: Ageing and Life Course Family and Community Health World Health Organization Avenue Appia 20 CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland E-mail: activeageing@who.int www.who.int/ageing/en Fax: + 41 (0) 22 791 4839

ISBN 978 92 4 154730 7

www.communities.gov.uk community, opportunity, prosperity

With most of Europe being up to 80% urbanized, people tend to spend up to 90% of their daytime activities indoors. The continuous demand for comfort and better quality of life causes social mobility, resulting in a significant growth of land consumption and destruction of greenfield and countryside. Although since 1960s the clarity in addressing good design quality and environmental performance has increased, the social implications in such schemes remain ambiguous. Taking into account provision of new types of residences, where people’s needs would be satisfied over an individual’s lifetime, in what we refer to as ‘’lifetime communities’’, has now become a definite and imperative need. The event reflects on the nature of long-term habitation within the modern metropolis, through the analysis of a suggested site in Northern Manchester. The aim is extending the understanding of scale, as well as the use of theories and approaches to urban design for a constantly growing population. Initial research and data gathering methods will be implemented towards establishing a group strategy for the selected site. Collaboration with local community groups of different ages and background will further inform the overall concept towards a deMSA events sign proposal for a lifetime community within the metropolitan context.

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MSA EVENTS #23  

Publication for the events week at MSA