A Design for Life has been developed alongside the Framework for Creating Age-Friendly Homes in Greater Manchester, a three-year strategy produced by GM Ageing Hub at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA). The framework sets out the ambitions to deliver quality and equality for older people in relation to the homes they live in, recognising the need for leadership and new ways of thinking about older people in urban environments.

This ebook form the first part of this mission, aiming to foster a culture shift among those involved in urban design and development. It has been developed by Dr Mark Hammond and Nigel Saunders, both members of the GM Ageing Hub’s Housing, Planning and Ageing group, with contributions from practitioners and academics from across Greater Manchester.

Dr Mark Hammond is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University. His research investigates ageing and inequality in the urban environments.

Nigel Saunders is a Director at Pozzoni Architecture. He has 25 years experience as a practicing architect, with a particular focus on developing housing for an ageing population.

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Dr Mark Hammond
Dr Mark Hammond Senior Lecturer View profile
Nigel Saunders
Nigel Saunders Director, Pozzoni Architecture View profile