Conference to examine ageing population planning challenges

A special half day conference in London later this month will examine how the sector can tackle the challenges of planning for an ageing population.

Ageing population: expanding demographic
Ageing population: expanding demographic

With the proportion of the UK population aged 65 or over steadily growing, challenges are emerging as to how new, suitable housing stock can be delivered for this expanding demographic whilst also providing affordable homes for younger people, and how the built environment can be enhanced to ensure communities support the health and wellbeing of the elderly.

Planning’s special half day conference, taking place in London on 29 April, will examine these and other topics, with expert speakers providing the latest advice and insight on how to deal with one of the biggest challenges in the future of planning.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • how the government intends to help the planning system deliver more homes suitable for an ageing population;
  • discussion of the role of specialist accomodation for older people in meeting housing needs for planning authorities;
  • an examination of whether intergenerational living can ease the housing crisis;
  • a panel discussion on how rethinking approaches to housing an ageing population can help to achieve broader planning goals.

Speakers include: Toby Carr, associate, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects; Miriam Fagbemi, community and health project manager, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation; and Peter Dawson, head of built environment at Place Services (Essex). 

For more information and to book your place, click here.

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