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14 Nov 19

Planning for the future: building age friendly cities

Brisbane – and Queensland – are looking ahead to a future of great opportunities presented by demographic change. There is great potential to design a future that is inclusive of all ages and backgrounds and a city where we can all live lives we value as we age.

This event will bring together a unique panel of experts to discuss how different approaches to envisioning and planning our future can lead to a more inclusive Brisbane and an age-friendly Queensland. This is a once-only opportunity to join in a conversation with these experts from Australia and the UK.

  • Explore different perspectives on the opportunities for the future of our city and our state
  • Consider the potential for different avenues to create an inclusive city
  • Exploring how we maximise the longevity dividend when building age friendly communities

Hear from our leading experts:

Baroness Sally Greengross OBE has been a crossbench (independent) member of the House of Lords since 2000 and Co-Chairs four All-Party Parliamentary Groups: Dementia, Corporate Social Responsibility, Continence Care and Ageing and Older People. She is the Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Choice at the End of Life, and is Treasurer of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Equalities. Sally is also Chair of the cross-party Intergenerational Fairness Forum. Sally is Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre – UK; was Co-President of the ILC Global Alliance from 2010-17 and is now their Special Ambassador; and was a Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission from 2006-12.
Baroness Greengross was Director General of Age Concern England from 1987 until 2000. Until 2000, she was joint Chair of the Age Concern Institute of Gerontology at Kings College London, and Secretary General of Eurolink Age. She is an Ambassador for Alzheimer’s Society, SilverLine and HelpAge International.
Sally holds honorary doctorates from nine UK universities and her work on ageing has been recognised by the UN Committee on Ageing. Sally was UK Woman of Europe in 1990 and has been an Ambassador for the Prince of Wales supporting responsible business practice.
Baroness Greengross is the AAG 2019 Gary Andrews International Fellow, who are hosting her visit.

Evonne Miller is Professor of Design Psychology and Director of the QUT Design Lab in the Creative Industries Faculty, where she has worked for the last decade. Her research focuses on how to design environments – built, technical, socio-cultural and natural – that better engage and support all users, especially older people in residential aged care. Evonne has over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of urban design, population ageing, health and wellbeing, climate change and sustainability, disaster and resilience. Her most recent book, Creating Great Places: Evidence-based urban design for health and wellbeing (Routledge, with A/Prof Deb Cushing) outlines how designers can create great places that are inclusive, sustainable, and salutogenic. Evonne is a Fellow (2012) and Distinguished Member (2009) of the AAG.

Noel Whittaker AM, International bestselling author, finance and investment expert, radio broadcaster, newspaper columnist and public speaker, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on personal finance. Noel reaches over seven million readers each week through his columns in major Australian newspapers, including The Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne’s The Age, Perth’s The Sunday Times and Brisbane’s The Sunday Mail. He is a regular contributor to magazines including Australian Doctor and Men’s Health, and also broadcasts on over 50 radio stations. Noel is one of Australia’s most successful authors, with 20 bestselling books achieving total worldwide sales of more than two million copies. His first book, Making Money Made Simple, set sales records across the country and was named in The 100 Most Influential Books of the Twentieth Century. He is currently an Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence with the Queensland University of Technology, as well as a committee member advising the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

Daphne Pirie MBE AO was a nationally ranked Australian athlete, hockey player, golfer. She is now a world-ranked Master's Athlete, winning eight gold medals in international competitions. In 2012, Pirie was named a Queensland Great on Queensland Day and received an Order of Australia for her services to sports administration, hockey and as an advocate for women and girls in sport. She is a board member of the Queensland Academy of Sport and President of the Gold Coast Sporting Hall of fame.

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Event Date & Time: 14th Nov 3.30pm - 5.00pm event 5.00pm - 6.00pm networking

Event Location: Balmoral Room, Brisbane City Hall, QLD
64 Adelaide St
Brisbane City

Registrations Open: 28th Oct 19 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 12th Nov 19 11:55 PM

Places Available: 8

This is a free event

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