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17 Jun 2021

Upcoming Event: Population Ageing and Urbanisation

Join the Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group for the launch of Population Ageing and Urbanisation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on ‘Ageing in Place’ in Cities.


To celebrate the launch of our new five-year research project on ‘Ageing in Place in Cities’, three experts on urban ageing will discuss some of the latest research on developing ‘age-friendly cities’. The presentations will explore the challenges involved in meeting the needs of more diverse ageing populations in cities, facing a variety of cultural, economic and social pressures.


When: Tuesday 13th July, 4pm - 5pm 


Where: Online


Book your place here.


Speakers include:


Dr. Tine Buffel, Director of Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group, University of Manchester


Tine Buffel will provide an overview of the latest research by the Manchester Urban Ageing Research group, demonstrating how this work contributes to creating ‘spatial justice’ by working in partnership with older people, community organisations and local government.



Prof. Emily Greenfield, School of Social Work at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


Emily Greenfield will describe the potential of integrating theories of community collaboration within age-friendly policy and practice to make progress toward the movement’s growing aspirational emphasis on equity in health and ageing. 



Paul McGarry, Assistant Director of the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub, Greater Manchester Combined Authority Paul McGarry will demonstrate the potential for stimulating strategic age-friendly policy approaches at a local and regional level whilst highlighting the pressures facing urban authorities at a time of economic austerity.


More information about the Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group can be found on our website.