Reimagining Age-friendly Communities: Urban Ageing and Spatial Justice

Reimagining Age-Friendly Communities cover

This Policy Press open access, digital book by the Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group provides a collection of useful chapters written by different contributors exploring various aspects of how can we design, develop and adapt urban environments to better meet the needs and aspirations of an increasingly diverse ageing population.

The book offers a new approach to understanding the opportunities and challenges of creating ‘age-friendly’ communities in the context of urban change. Drawing together insights from leading voices across a range of disciplines, it emphasises the urgent need to address inequalities that shape the experience of ageing in urban environments.

The book’s 12 chapters (see below) combine a focus on social justice, equity, diversity, and co-production to enhance urban life. Exploring a range of age-friendly community projects, contributors demonstrate that, despite structural obstacles, meaningful social change is achievable at a local level.