Reflections on the RGS-IBG Mid-Term Conference

Posted Posted in Conferences, Geography

As I rest my weary traveller’s legs, it is with great pleasure that I can finally sit still and reflect on my experiences of what has been an interesting, fruitful and thoroughly enjoyable RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference in the stunning surroundings of Royal Holloway University. Three sweltering days packed to the rafters with networking events, workshops, presentations and posters […]

Checklists alone cannot create age-friendly places: lived experiences matter

Posted Posted in Age-Friendly Cities, Policy

Age-Friendly Cities aspire to create an inclusive and accessible environment for all, where “policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environment are designed to support and enable older people to ‘age actively’” (WHO, 2007). Closely aligned with ideas for the creation of liveable, sustainable and harmonious cities, it was the World Health Organisation (WHO) that first suggested […]