Place-Making with Older Adults: Towards Age-Friendly Communities

Lead Research Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
Department Name: Sch of Energy, Geosci, Infrast & Society

Abstract

Ageing populations in Brazil and the UK have generated new challenges in how to best design living environments that support and promote everyday social engagement for older people. The ageing-in-place agenda posits that the preferred environment to age is the community, enabling older people to retain a sense of independence, safety and belonging. Encouraging older adults to remain in their communities has contributed to planning and design concepts such as Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, Lifelong Homes and Liveable Neighbourhoods. However, current urban planning and development models have overlooked the notion of sense of place, articulated through supports for active living, social participation and meaningful involvement in the community. Integrating sense of place into the built environment is essential for supporting active ageing, ensuring that older adults can continue to make a positive contribution in their communities and potentially reducing health and social care costs.
This project has three core aims: (i) to investigate how sense of place is experienced by older people from different social settings living in diverse neighbourhoods in Brazil and the UK; (ii) to translate these experiences into designs for age friendly communities that support sense of place; and (iii) to better articulate the role of older adults as active placemakers in the design process by involving the community at all stages of the research.
We will undertake fieldwork in a total of 18 neighbourhoods (of varying densities and income levels) across 6 case study cities in Brazil (Pelotas, Porto Alegre, and Brasilia) and the UK (Edinburgh, Manchester and Glasgow).
We will use a range of methods to achieve the project aims, including sense of place surveys and semi-structured interviews alongside experiential methods including 'go along' walks, photo and video diaries and community mapping exercises to capture the place-based needs of older adults.
The new data generated will answer the following research questions: (i) How is sense of place experienced by older adults from different social classes living in diverse neighbourhoods in Brazil and the UK? (ii) What services, amenities and features are needed to create age friendly communities that promote healthy cities and active ageing in different urban and cultural contexts? (iii) How can communities be designed to better integrate the sense of place needs of older adults across different urban and cultural contexts?
A community-based participatory approach will be adopted to the research, bringing together all stakeholders in a process of collaborative dialogue and co-design to challenge the hierarchical power relationships that exist when planning 'for' and not 'with' older people. The results will be used to co-create place-making tools and resources which are essential for designing age friendly environments for older adults. Findings will be disseminated to community, policymaker, practitioner and academic audiences through ongoing and end of project knowledge translation activities.

Planned Impact

Supporting older adults to age-in-place is central to current policy debates, but the existing evidence base is weak and we know little about what works in terms of delivering age friendly communities and in what context. As a result existing policy and guidelines are either ill-conceived or have not been reconciled at a local level. The study will be of substantial benefit to the ageing-in-place agenda, specifically to policy makers, practitioners and the public. The study will benefit policy makers and practitioners working across a spectrum of fields (ageing and older adults, the built environment, urban regeneration, architecture and urban design, community planning and development) at national and local levels in the UK and Brazil. It is also likely to be of great interest to policymakers and practitioners internationally where the ageing population is a global challenge that both developed and developing countries need to respond to. The project will create the necessary tools and resources for use and application by practitioners across a range of social and cultural contexts. Outputs will become primary reference points for a broad range of stakeholders, informing the development of policy and practice in the areas of age friendly communities and healthy cities, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of interventions to support older adults to live independently in their communities. The long-term aim is to influence regional and national policy on ageing through an age friendly cities and communities agenda that addresses healthy and active aging in the UK, Brazil and internationally.

The project will develop the skills and capacity among project partners, older adults and community partners in the UK and Brazil to lay the foundation for positive change including: shared knowledge and expertise, partnership working and collaborative tools and resources. First, the project will embed the necessary partnership working at a local level (within the respective case study sites) to ensure positive future outcomes. This project will create an enhanced role for older adults such that they can adopt the role of active 'place makers' beyond the research. The projects will contribute to changed attitudes amongst the partners involved ensuring that future place management practices in their respective local and national contexts are shaped around the place-based needs of older adults. Second, the project will bring about changed attitudes and working practices among the partners involved. This will have positive impact in terms of creating the dialogue and platform for more sympathetic, user-led forms of urban planning and design to emerge. The collaborative nature of the research activities will challenge existing 'ways of doing' amongst urban practitioners to look beyond their disciplinary silos to allow new learning to emerge. The close involvement of partners in local and regional government will ensure that the project has impact on the development of policy and practice moving forward, for example through sharing the research evidence, participatory approaches and resources developed as a result of the project. More broadly, the tools and resources developed in this project work towards creating places and communities that will have a positive impact on the health and well-being of older adults. Older adults will benefit long-term from the development of urban development and built environment interventions that support their desire to age in their community, surrounded by services and amenities and supportive social networks.

To ensure that there are clear links between the research and impact we are committed to ensuring that knowledge exchange and mobilisation is a key part of both ongoing and end of project research activities. To this end, we have developed a comprehensive Knowledge Mobilisation (KM) plan (see pathways to impact statement), to ensure that our research reaches its intended audience.

Publications


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Title Artistic intervention 
Description On 4 November, the ESRC Pelotas research group did an artistic intervention with collage on the facade of the School of Architecture and Urbanism of Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil. The idea was to highlight the importance of having more friendly cities to older people. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The idea was to highlight the importance of having more friendly cities to older people. 
 
Title Project Website 
Description Project website: http://placeage.org/en/ 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The information about the project has been disseminated. 
 
Title Research Logo and Newsletter template 
Description Logo and newsletter template 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Logo and newsletter for the research 
 
Description Significant achievements and key outputs:
- Literature review - policy and practice - identified key gaps in existing delivery of age-friendly cities and communities
- Brasil-UK research visit at the start of the project - co-design and development of the research tools
- Established social media presence on Twitter and Facebook - dissemination of project findings and development of contacts
- Development of project website with key news items - dissemination of project findings and development of contacts
- Development of key partnerships at the local level - through development of partnerships with service providers, older adults organisations and local government
- Development of research instruments - surveys, interview agendas, walk-along and photo diary guides
- Development of an app (Placeage) as a data collection tool
- Presentation of findings at the GSA conference, New Orleans, November 2016. Further submission of 3 conference papers - accepted.
- Publication of a paper for IAPS bulletin - cross-discplinary research and age-friendly cities and communities.
- 540 surveys collected from older adults living across case study neighbourhoods in the UK.
- Commencement of the qualitative data collection in all UK case study cities.
All objectives for year 1 have been met.
Exploitation Route The intention is that the findings will be used by policy makers and practitioners involved in the delivery of age-friendly cities and communities. Those responsible for the delivery of age-friendly cities and communities are involved and will benefit from the findings. We have also facilitated a number of dialogue activities at the local level to engage with community residents and community organisations. The design of the research instruments will also be made available at the end of the project. The project website and social media have been developed to ensure that the findings of the project reach a broad audience. Academic conferences have been used to disseminate the findings to an academic audience in the area of urban planning, gerontology and community studies.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Other
URL http://placeage.org/en/
 
Description The results are plugging an identified gap at the local level - primarily in-depth consultation with older adults as part of the age-friendly cities agenda. Pathways to impact have been identified at a local level through city council, community organisations and older adults - presentations have been undertaken by the project team with community organisations in key case study cities which have improved knowledge of age-friendly cities. Impact through social media and the website - reaching key stakeholders with ongoing dissemination of the project findings. Knowledge exchange between the project team members - co-design of methods and research instruments.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Societal
 
Title Design mental maps 
Description Design mental Maps of the study area we applied the 'XMind application' (http://www.xmind.net/) developed by Professor Nirce Medvedoski. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact n/a 
 
Title Placeage research app 
Description This is an app that has been developed specifically for the project - to record audio, visual and GPS data for the walking interviews. The app PlaceAge is free and was designed by the Healthy Cities team to apply go along interviews with older adults. The idea is to add technology to help the collection of data during walking interviews. The App is free and is available on GoogleStore. To use you need the permission of the administrator, adrianaportella@yahoo.com.br. It collects audio, photos and journeys in a GIS base using google maps. It is a fantastic tool for social science research and is a product of the ESRC Research Project coordinated by Ryan Woolrych and Adriana Portella. It was developed by Ideorum, Brazil. Go-along interviews involve a journey selected by user through community to document everyday experiences of place, gathering sensory aspects along with meanings and memories of specific places. These walks incorporate photographs to document and illustrate specific features of the built environment which stimulates (or inhibit) the sense of place. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Novel way of recording all information for walking interviews. 
 
Title Researcher guidance - photo diaries 
Description Research guidance has been developed for researchers - guidance on undertaking photo diaries in the field. 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - human 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact There is a lack of guidance available for doing photo diaries - this provides 'how to' guidance on how to undertake photo diaries in the field. 
 
Title The Linguistic Insight 
Description The Linguistic Insite' (http://linguistica.insite.com.br/corpus.php): a word counter that provides a detailed statistical report on the vocabulary of the text, reports the number of occurrences of each word. With this application were analysed scientific papers. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact A word counter that provides a detailed statistical report on the vocabulary of the text, reports the number of occurrences of each word. With this application were analysed scientific papers. 
 
Title Wordle 
Description For building words clouds we applied 'Wordle' (http://www.wordle.net/create) 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact n/a 
 
Title GIS maps 
Description Production of GIS maps through ArchGis online software. The idea is to create these interactive maps of each case study, so people can access them and have information about the areas in a very easy and accessible way to lay people. Link to the maps: http://www.arcgis.com/apps/PublicInformation/index.html?appid=bd85cc80ce8c452691e50ff44407ba76 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Creation of interactive maps of each case study. 
 
Title Sense of place dataset 
Description Quantitative data of 540 surveys collected with older adults in the case study cities 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Provides a source of data to be analysed. Findings will be used for conferences/papers 
 
Description Collaboration 
Organisation Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel)
Country Brazil, Federative Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University open to senior citizens. Ufpel
Collaborator Contribution n/a
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration 
Organisation Sesc Pelotas
Country Brazil, Federative Republic of 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Sesc Pelotas. Active Elderly Program. Program with the objective of promoting the quality of life and the active aging of people aged 50 and over.
Collaborator Contribution n/a
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Multi-lateral partnership 
Organisation Federal University of Minas Gerais
Country Brazil, Federative Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research begin a multi-lateral partnership with the senior Professor Silke Kapp, of Federal University of Minas Gerais, and her research laboratory 'Morar de Outras Maneiras (MOM) (Living in other ways) http://www.mom.arq.ufmg.br/mom/
Collaborator Contribution Professor Kapp is leading one of the case studies, the city of Belo Horizonte.
Impact n/a
Start Year 2016
 
Description Multi-lateral partnership 
Organisation Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel)
Country Brazil, Federative Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research has a multi-lateral partnership with NEPEA - UFPel's Teaching, Research and Extension Accessibility Centre, through Professors Isabela Andrade and Clarissa Calderipe.
Collaborator Contribution Professors Isabela Andrade and Clarissa Calderipe are collaborators in the project.
Impact NEPEA - UFPel's Teaching, Research and Extension Accessibility Centre
Start Year 2016
 
Description Multi-lateral partnership 
Organisation University of Brasilia
Country Brazil, Federative Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research has a multi-lateral partnership with the laboratory of Environmental Psychology of University of Brasilia through Professors Isolda Gunther e Hartmut Gunther.
Collaborator Contribution Professors Isolda Gunther e Hartmut Gunther are engaged in the project.
Impact Environmental Psychology
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Buzz - Manchester Health and Well-being Service
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation City of Edinburgh Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Craigmillar Neighbourhood Alliance
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Crossroads Youth and Community Association
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Dixon Centre & Community Care
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Eric Liddell Centre
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Family Action in Rogerfield and Easterhouse
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Glasgow City Council
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Glasgow Council for Voluntary Service
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Glasgow West Housing Association Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Govanhill Housing Association Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Govanhill Housing Association Ltd
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Manchester City Council
Department Age-Friendly Manchester
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Partick Housing Association
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Pilmeny Development Project
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Rusholme & Fallowfield Civic Society
Country Unknown 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Scottish Seniors Alliance
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation The Open Door Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partners in each of the case study sites UK 
Organisation Trinity House Community Resource Centre
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Recruitment and arranging meetings. Dissemination of project materials. Input and time of P-I, researchers and Co-Is.
Collaborator Contribution Partners across the project and will sit on the case study teams for expertise and intellectual input. The partners have also agreed to disseminate the research findings through mailing lists and other means. Partners have agreed to be involved across the three year project.
Impact Stronger partnership working, identifying shared priorities, involvement of partners in determining case study sites, sharing of mailing lists, and identifying useful events and other activities to promote the research.
Start Year 2016
 
Description multi-lateral partnership 
Organisation Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel)
Country Brazil, Federative Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research has a multi-lateral partnership with the Laboratory of Planning and Tourism Management of the School of Business and Tourism at the Federal University of Pelotas through Professor Gisele Pereira.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Gisele Pereira is a collaborator in the project
Impact Laboratory of Planning and Tourism Management of the School of Business and Tourism
Start Year 2016
 
Description multi-lateral partnership 
Organisation Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel)
Country Brazil, Federative Republic of 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research has a multi-lateral partnership with the Laboratory of Behaviour Studies and Centre of Studies in Architecture and Planning of Federal University of Pelotas, School of Architecture and Planning, through Professors Adriana Portella and Nirce Medvedoski.
Collaborator Contribution Professors Adriana Portella is the PI of the research and Niece Medvedoski is a collaborator
Impact Behaviour Studies and Centre of Studies in Architecture and Planning of Federal University of Pelotas, School of Architecture and Planning
Start Year 2016
 
Title Place Age APP 
Description The app PlaceAge is free and was designed by the Healthy Cities team to apply go along interviews with older adults. The idea is to add technology to help the collection of data during walking interviews. The App is free and is available on GoogleStore. To use you need the permission of the administrator, adrianaportella@yahoo.com.br. It collects audio, photos and journeys in a GIS base using google maps. It is a tool for social science research and is a product of the ESRC Research Project coordinated by Ryan Woolrych and Adriana Portella. It was developed by Ideorum, Brazil. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact To add technology to help the collection of data during walking interviews. 
 
Description Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: Exploring Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities, 2016 Gerontological Society of America (GSA) New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of a Poster.

Further contact with: Newcastle university (arts and dementia); Lynchburgh University (sociology and equality) and Manchester University (age-friendly cities)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Artistic Intervention 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 4 November 2016, the ESRC Pelotas research group did an artistic intervention with collage on the facade of the School of Architecture and Urbanism of Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil. The idea was to highlight the importance of having more friendly cities to older people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Federal University of Minas Gerais, School of Architecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Mission to Belo Horizonte to get people involved in the research, contact with elderly in the city centre, and training sections with researchers for method application. Anelize went to Belo Horizonte on 20 February to 25 February 2017 at Federal University of Minas Gerais, School of Architecture to meet Professor Silke Kapp and the researchers Rodrigo Santos Marcandier Gonçalves, Camila Matos Fontenele, Luna Esmeraldo Gama Lyra.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting Municipal Council of Elderly in Pelotas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting we had with Mr. Jaime Roberto Bendjouya, president of the Municipal Council of Elderly in Pelotas. Pelotas, 28 November 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Pathways to Sustainable Futures - Dutch Urban, Environmental and Transportation Planning in an Era of Turbulence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact It was developed by the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen, from the Netherlands, at the Engineering School and Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil, January 23 - 27, 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Participation of the Brazilian team in the Public Hearing in Pelotas to address public policies for the protection of the elderly on 30 May 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public meeting at Colonel Pedro Osorio Square, Pelotas, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 7 December 2017, the Pelotas Research Team of Healthy Cities Project participated of a public meeting at Coronel Pedro Osório Square, in Pelotas, to discuss the inclusion of older people´s necessities in the design of green public spaces, in order to promote Age-Friendly Cities in Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016