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. From an EPSRC Design for Wellbeing call, we’ve been working with researchers and practitioners to synthesise across this research to provide stakeholders with useful material to draw from in their decision-making.
Workshop, April 2017
Research presentations: Engagement with stakeholders
Our workshop shared ageing and mobility research with the policy and practice communities.