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Seminar | Sustainable Cities in an Ageing Society

Seminar | Sustainable Cities in an Ageing Society


Housing is central to sustaining our communities and built environments in good times and bad, this is particularly so for older people. This seminar focuses on older people and the importance of built environments which promote older people’s independence and their on-going social, economic and cultural contribution to communities.


Kay Saville-Smith is a sociologist and director of the Centre for Research, Evaluation and Social Assessment – CRESA. Kay has undertaken extensive research into housing markets, housing demand, retirement villages, accessible housing, sustainable housing, the residential building industry and neighbourhood built environments. She currently leads two programmes in the National Science Challenge Building Better Homes Towns and Cities – one focused on the reasons why we fail to build what we all believe we should be building, and the other looking at how the production of lower quartile value housing can be reinvigorated. She also leads a programme in the National Science Challenge Ageing Well which focuses on the tenure revolution and its implications in the face of an ageing society.

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All welcome.

Date Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
DepartmentPublic Health (UOW)
LocationAdam Auditorium, City Gallery, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington

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