Europe’s ageing population is one of the largest issues faced by its societies. In the UK, the 65+ population is expected to rise by 50% over the next 17 years. Such rapid increases pose major challenges to the provision transport and the design of accessible places. This demographic shift is occurring at a time of decline for rural bus services, and a changing landscape for mobility and transport provision.
Together - across professional disciplines - we must learn to do things differently.
Engage in this conversation, by registering your place at Landor LINK’s first full day conference dedicated to the issue of Mobility for an Ageing Population.
Sponsored by the Department for Transport and hosted by University College London (UCL), the conference will bring together academics, practitioners and decision makers to share knowledge and experience in addressing this critical issue.
The conference will two panel discussions and a trip to UCL’s accessibility testing lab, PAMELA.
0930 Practical solutions and proposals for transport planners for an aging population Prof Nick Tyler – Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering, University College London
1000 Presentation title TBC Shane Snow, Head of Seamless Travel Team, Department for Transport
1020 Perspectives and experience from around the OECD Mary Crass, Head of Institutional Relations and Summit, International Transport Forum, OECD
1100 Morning Break
Research and Good Practice
1130 Policy and Inclusive Urban Design David Bonnett, Company Director, Architect
1150 Community Severance and barriers for the elderly Jenny Mindell, Reader in Public Health, University College London
1210 Transport Trends for the elderly in London; future strategies Peter Fletcher, Older and Disabled People Relations Manager, Transport for London
1230 Practical challenges for Transport Planning due to near future changes in mobility for older people John Taylor, Director, TAS Partnership
1420 Panel discussion Morning speakers - led by Dr. Tom Cohen University College London
1510 Introduction to the PAMELA Dr. Tom Cohen University College London
1530 Travel to PAMELA
1600 PAMELA Design studio workshop
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