Inclusive Urban and Rural Communities

Inclusive Urban and Rural Communities

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Activity details

This commitment is about new design paradigms that involve environments for the care and treatment of people and for sustaining healthy societies. This includes transfer of knowledge and upscaling for frailty and fall-prevention through design technologies as well as the integration of healthcare facilities via holistic approaches. The built environment comprises the physical context of most human activity. An environment incorporating in its design principles the knowledge on human physiology and perception and especially the physiology and perception of people across the lifespan, where multi-morbidities such as frailty and Alzheimer’s might occur, is beneficial for all other aspects of care and everyday life and acts as their multiplier. Partners cover the whole spectrum of stakeholder involvement: academia, central government, local authorities, regulatory bodies, start-ups, end-users and user-representatives and SMEs. They are multi and cross-disciplinary, including architecture, planning, IT technologies, transportation, healthcare, psychiatry, business administration, medical tourism and care provision. The common goal is an environment, urban and rural, inclusive for people over 55 in a physical and perception manner, in a generic but also individual way that allows people across the lifespan to be healthy, independent and active citizens that could contribute to the silver economy.
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Other organisations participating in the commitment: 
UCL- Division of Psychiatry (UK), UCL-Bartlett School of Architecture - Space Syntax Lab (UK), Ministry of Health of Israel - Department of Health Policy and Urban planning WHO (IL), MELABEV - Community Clubs of Elders (IL), Healthy City Jerusalem Europe : Age friendly Cities (IL), Department of Transport and Planning - Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences - Delft University of Technology (NL), Healthcare and Built Environment Sectors - Standards Market Development Division -BSI (UK), Department of Informatics - Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences - King's College London (UK), School of Architecture and Design, University of Lincoln, Lincoln (UK) Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Technology - Art and Design - Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (NO), Covenant for Demographic Change (EC), RECORNECT (NL), AVI research & consultancy (NL), Stichting Advies Centrum voor Zorghuisvesting (NL), Department of Tourism and Hospitality - Bournemouth University (UK), Department of Business Administration - School of Business and Economics -TEI of Thessaly (GR), Britplas Commercial (UK), Panaz Ltd (UK), Biopolitics International Organisation (GR), KSDEO ''EDRA'' (GR), Hallsal Lloyd Partnership (UK), AISEEDO (UK) Staff 2000 (UK), Korpinen (FI)
Lead organisation name: 
Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL, UK
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Contact person: 
Dr Evangelia Chrysikou
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Last update: 09/01/2018

Current Status

WHO Healthy City Initiative annual meetings, The Covenant of Demographic Change annual board meetings, The International Alzheimers Association annual meetings, Dissemination activities connected to PEMETH Marie Curie Individual Fellowship H2020


Title Planned Deadline Current Status Category Attachments
Networking of stakeholders 01/08/2018 Not achieved Dissemination: Meetings, events, conferences
Creating a TED-type lecture series on the role of the built environment and maintaining functionality through the lifespan 01/08/2018 Not achieved Dissemination: Meetings, events, conferences
Creating an architectural competition for students in the role of ageing in place, funded by SMEs 01/08/2018 Not achieved Products: Common projects, networks, alliances, partnerships
International hands-on Exhibits of builders, anthropologists and technology firms, gerontologists for academics, health professionals and companies. 01/08/2018 Not achieved Products: Educational, prevention, intervention programs
Development of evidence based guidelines on environments for AHA 01/08/2018 Not achieved Products: Recomendations/ guidelines/ regulations/ standards/ agreements
Paper on Built Environment and AHA 08/01/2018 Achieved Research: Reports (reports, articles, findings)
Initiation of collaborations with other European projects and actions on AHA such as the support action PROEIPAHA 01/01/2018 Not achieved Dissemination: Platforms/websites/social networks.


Indicator Target indicator Current status
Adoption of guidelines by the industry 10 0
Number of people interacting through social media on activeties and dissemination, guidelines and findings 1000 120
Number of projects that adopted the guidelines. 10 0