Interested in how our cities and communities can become more age-friendly? Join us for this public seminar to share your experiences and to hear from international experts.
Professor Chris Phillipson and Dr Tine Buffel from Manchester University, UK, have been working for many years on ways to build age-friendly places, on understanding the challenges of doing so, and devising practical ways to improve life for older people in cities and communities.
They will speak about their experiences in Manchester and their research with other cities and will consider how older people themselves are central to creating good solutions.
The seminar will also feature contributions from people involved in making Melbourne and Victoria more age-friendly - activists, ambassadors and researchers.
Professor Chris Phillipson is a sociologist and former Executive Director of the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA), based at the University of Manchester (UK). He has worked on a range of projects relating to social exclusion and ageing, work and retirement, globalisation and ageing, and age-friendly cities. He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Past President of the British Society of Gerontology. He has published a number of books in the field of ageing as well as numerous research papers.
Dr Tine Buffel completed her Ph.D at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) where she holds an honorary position. She joined Sociology and the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing in 2012 as a Marie Curie Fellow researching co-production and age-friendly communities. Tine has just begun the project ‘Urban Ageing and Social Exclusion’ - a comparative study of social exclusion among older people living in urban areas in three EU nation states. funded through the UK ESRC Future Research Leaders scheme.
Registration and bookings
Located in Russell Street on the Victoria Street corner, catch a City Loop train to Melbourne Central train station or to Flinders Street. From Flinders Street, you can take a connecting City Loop train or Yarra Tram along nearby Swanston Street.
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72. You’ll find tram routes 24, 30 and 35 along nearby La Trobe Street.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area.
No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.