Launch of paper promotes concept of lifetime neighbourhoods

The International Longevity Centre (ILC) and the DCLG have launched a paper to promote the concept of lifetime neighbourhoods.

Building on a series of round table discussions with planners, developers and service deliverers, the paper argues that all levels of policy should aim to ensure that both new and retrofitted neighbourhoods meet the needs of the local community. It stresses the intergenerational benefits of a lifetime perspective on designing and managing the built environment, focusing on older people's needs. It also highlights the importance of the public realm and the key issue of cross-sector working in both policy development and management.

To download the report, visit The ILC invites comments on the national housing strategy for older people. For related RTPI publications, visit

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