UK Urban Ageing Consortium

Posted in: News on July 11, 2012

The UK Urban Ageing Consortium is a collaborative partnership between Keele University, Manchester City Council and the Beth Johnson Foundation that actively supports the development of age-friendly environments. Building on the combined expertise of its partners, the Consortium develops and shares learning around ‘age-friendly’ cities, advancing the practice and debate on urban ageing.A growing number of cities are using age-friendly approaches to respond to the twin trends of demographic ageing and urbanization. The Consortium is taking a national lead on these developments: providing a strong research base for developing understanding around age-friendly concepts and testing out different age-friendly approaches on the ground.Read more about the aims of the Consortium by downloading the PDF below and a leaflet is also available below for your information.


Clare Batty   23rd Aug 2012 at 15:52

Hi Jane - I'm Clare Batty, National Development Officer with the Beth Johnson Foundation, and welcome your interest in the work of the Consortium. We are at an early stage of development and will be posting more information as it comes onstream.

It would be interesting to hear how you see the neighbourhood planning processes informing age-friendly approaches.

Jane Palmer   26th Jul 2012 at 14:00

Through the new Localism Act 2011 the government is providing the opportunity for local people to make decisions about the places they live and work in.
Neighbourhood plans are part of this and Central Milton Keynes is one of only 8 in the country that also includes local businesses in the area. As a member of the CMK Alliance Business Forum and CEO of Age UK MK, I would be very interested in knowing more about this work.

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