Intergenerational Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

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Ageing in urban environments has received significant policy and practice attention, through the WHO Age-friendly Cities and Communities (AFCC) movement and associated guidelines to support active ageing by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. Whilst there has been significant progress as a result of the AFCC agenda, there has been a paucity of research exploring the implications of this for intergenerational practice, across different urban, social and cultural contexts. This workshop draws upon international case study research in the UK (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester) and Global South (India and Brazil) to explore the ways in which intergenerational understandings of place are understood by older people in different communities. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities for the AFCC movement and work towards identifying some of the potential ways forward for the design and delivery of intergenerational age-friendly cities and communities.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2023


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