An alternative age-friendly handbook

As part of the 9th Annual Research Symposium on Design for Ageing, RIBA have launched a new 'Age-friendly' handbook together with Age UK, the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing and Age-Friendly Manchester (the UK's first Age-friendly City).

Designed as a handy, pocket-sized reference for designers, architects and artists looking to help to create age-inclusive cities the Handbook offers up thoughts, practical tools and tips to encourage new ways of rethinking - and reconfiguring - older people's neglected relationship to urban space. Drawing on the very latest examples of age-inclusive practice, the Handbook shows how even small-scale actions and interventions can better support older people in making full and varied use of urban space - 'even in' older age. There is also a useful glossary of key and contested 'age-friendly' terms.