1st International Conference on Age-Friendly Cities will be held in Dublin in September 2011.
Full information on the conference, including the programme and the registration process is available at www.afc-internationalconference.ie.
The World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-friendly Cities, the Ireland Age-Friendly Counties Programme and The International Federation on Ageing would like you to join them in Dublin for this ground breaking event.
The conference will bring together a broad range of leaders and senior managers from existing members of the Age-friendly Cities Global Network, CEOs and senior managers of municipal authorities including planners, architects and elected representatives interested in, or already championing an Age-friendly City initiative. The conference will also appeal to senior professionals across the public, private and voluntary sectors in areas such as transport, health care and housing, research and academia, and key civil society organisations.
Thought-provoking presentations providing inspirational and experience-based learning, relevant case studies, practical frameworks and other planning and implementation tools from leading-edge international thinkers and leaders of successful initiatives.
The opportunity to forge future working relationships with other relevant initiatives, participate in active and focused discussions, and consider models of how to address commonly shared challenges on the specific elements of the WHO Age-friendly City Framework and on implementing Age-friendly City programmes.
The Dublin Declaration on Age-friendly Cities will be launched at the conference and signed by a core group of mayors and leaders from municipal authorities.
The conference programme offers access to state-of-the-art, critical thinking on the issue of age-friendly cities from a broad spectrum of internationally recognised practitioners and speakers in the areas of spatial planning, leadership studies, social gerontology, anthropology, transport, city transformation, psychology, architecture, health, technology, city administration, education, and evaluation studies.
As well as this wide diversity of disciplinary perspectives, the programme also captures geographically diverse initiatives from the developed and developing world.
You will hear about age-friendly initiatives in Ireland, the UK, Colombia, the US, Eastern Europe, Ghana, Canada, Japan, Singapore, China and India. World renowned speakers include Gary Lawrence, Chris Phillipson, Charles Landry, Michael Mehaffy and Etienne Wenger.
Full Conference Details are at: www.afc-internationalconference.ie