The Housing and Ageing programme brings together academics, policy makers, service users and organisations delivering policy objectives in practice to exchange knowledge and design best practice.
Working together with Housing LIN, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Age Scotland, the programme events focus on linking the strategic policy priorities of Housing and Ageing together with practice and service user experience. The first of three working group events took place on 1 May 2018 in Stirling, demonstrating innovative approaches (including a serious game) and generating lively discussion; in the room and on social media. The latter can be found below.
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Jenny Brotchie, Carnegie UK Trust: Places that love people
Anyone who has been to Copenhagen the home of influential Danish architect Jan Gehl can readily understand the impact that good design can have on our health. In Copenhagen 41% of journeys are made by bike (compared with the Scottish average of 1%) thanks in part to investment in high quality infrastructure that creates a safe, welcoming environment for cyclists.
The link between good design and healthy travel choices is something that many of us intrinsically understand but there is also good evidence to back this up.
Well-designed local environments can do more than simply help us walk and cycle more frequently. The environments that we live in have a fundamental impact on our wider wellbeing.
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