For decades, there have not been enough homes to meet the needs of our growing and ageing population. The number of households in England is projected to increase 10 per cent from 2011 to 2021, but the highest increase is projected to be for households headed by someone between 55 and 64 years old. As life expectancy increases, an urgent national effort is needed to build homes that will meet our changing needs and aspirations as we all grow older.
The panel of speakers will showcase examples of innovative designs for communities of older people and how housing design can alleviate some of the issues affecting older people.
Ben Page, chief executive of Ipsos Mori (Chair)
Deane Simpson author of Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Ageing Society
Tim Riley, director at RCKa Architects
Susanne Clase, architect at White Arkitekter
Fran Balaam, studio tutor at The Cass and senior project officer, Regeneration Team at Greater London Authority
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
A partnership between The Building Centre and Museum of Architecture.