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Creating Healthy Places For All Ages

November 16 @ 12:00 13:00 GMT

The Academy of Urbanism supports this event run by Oxford Brookes University on healthy places, part of their Healthy Ageing Month programme. This event is free to attend.

Oxfordshire is a hotbed of thinking and action on how to shape healthier places to live. Prof Georgia Butina Watson AoU will introduce key initiatives including Healthy New Towns and Liveable Streets. Merlene Austin will zoom in to examine lessons from Barton and Scott Urban takes a close look at retrofitting streets to become more liveable – and the implications of the Covid Emergency Active Travel funding. Finally Rosie Rowe will explain how learning from Barton, Bicester and beyond can help to spread healthy place shaping across Oxfordshire.

Chair: Ben Spencer AoU, Research Fellow in Built Environment and Healthy Ageing, Oxford Brookes

  • Georgia Butina Watson AoU, Professor of Urban Design, Oxford Brookes
  • Merlene Austin, Community Engagement Manager, Grosvenor (developers of Barton Park, Oxford)
  • Scott Urban, Oxfordshire Liveable Streets (TBC)
  • Rosie Rowe, Oxfordshire’s lead for Healthy Place Shaping
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Image of Barton Park via Flickr Howard Stanbury