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What makes a place age-friendly?

Ideas inspired across the generations fuel this multidisciplinary event. A team of academics and older guests will encourage an audience to generate big ideas on making a place ’age-friendly’. Experts in design, art, population and global health lead a discussion on what makes a place open to all.

Session leaders

  • Lena Gan - Program Director, Master of Ageing, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
  • Prof Ray Green - Professor of Landscape Architecture and Heritage, Melbourne School of Design
  • Dr Heather Gaunt - Curator of Academic Programs, Ian Potter Museum of Art.
  • Themes under discussion will include economics, business, technology, ethics, health, arts and design, personal stories, and community visions, and their contributions to what makes a place 'age-friendly'.

    Please note this event is wheelchair accessible.

    Melbourne Knowledge Week

    Melbourne Knowledge Week 2016 has over 60 horizon-expanding events where you can explore the innovation, creativity and technology shaping our future. This is your chance to connect with our knowledge sector’s most innovative ideas and thinkers to help co-create the city we want and need.

    An interactive program of workshops, meet ups, networking sessions, talks, debates, tech activations, exhibitions, opening and closing parties, and more. For seven days the festival brings people together to grapple with the interconnected challenges and opportunities our city is facing today.

    Ideas and Resources

    Download the Melbourne Knowledge Week PowerPoint presentation pdf.