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An Alternative Age Friendly Handbook (For the Socially Engaged Urban Practitioner)

The recently published (November 2014) Alternative Age Friendly Handbook has been produced by recently partnership with Age UK, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the University of Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) and Age-friendly Manchester (Manchester City Council), the UK’s first Age-friendly City.

The aim of the Handbook is to encourage the ‘socially engaged urban practitioner’ to bring their creative practice to an emerging field of Age-friendly urban action and it features new and emerging Age inclusive initiatives with additional reflections on ageing in the Contemporary City.

The handbook has been designed and published to offer practical tools, tips and references to inspire ways of rethinking and reconfiguring older people’s often neglected experience of urban space. It also draws on a range of emerging forms of age-inclusive practice to show how small-scale actions, initiatives and interventions can better support older people in making full and varied use of urban space ‘even in’ older age.

It provides useful information and facts in relation to age-friendly environments and facilities and includes checklists, tips to implement and highlights the importance of collaboration, consultation, participation and Co-design.

To download a copy of An Alternative Age Friendly Handbook click here.