Developing age-friendly communities in the Northern Gateway urban regeneration project

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This report is based on research undertaken by members of the Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group which brings together an interdisciplinary team of social scientists and architects to explore the potential for developing age-friendly communities in the forthcoming Northern Gateway urban regeneration project in Manchester.

The aim of the research is to learn more about the Northern Gateway from a variety of perspective including local people, policy makers and regeneration officers.

The overall aim is to make recommendations for how the forthcoming regeneration could support a new sense of community, which caters for the diverse needs of different age groups.

The project represents one of the first attempts in the UK to involve older people directly in influencing the process of urban regeneration.

This research funded by the Centre for Ageing Better and Age Friendly Manchester. For more information, contact If you found this report of interest you may also be interested in reading Camilla Lewis' Housing LIN guest blog Developing age-friendly communities in urban regeneration projects