Join the Age-Friendly Design Group
The Age-Friendly Design Group is made up of retired architects, planners, design students and urban designers. They meet every eight weeks.
Their objectives are to:
- develop definitions of age-friendly design
- develop a set of age-friendly design guidelines for our city that will evolve over time
- test and hone these guidelines through a number of demonstrator projects
- learn and understand how age-friendly design can work in practical application
- generate interest and ownership from a range of partners in age-friendly design work
- present and promote reasons for age-friendly design principles and criteria
- influence how the city is currently designed so it is more age-friendly in the future
Examples of their work:
- lead the age-friendly development of Alexandra Park
- work with older people and Housing Trusts to develop and implement innovative age-friendly home design projects
- innovative research, such as Age-Friendly Seating and Sense of Place and the Alternative Age-Friendly Handbook - a practical reference for all those interested in age-inclusive design of the city, produced in collaboration with Manchester Institute for Collaboration Research on Ageing
If you would like to get involved, contact the Age-friendly Manchester team at firstname.lastname@example.org.