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Date:9/6/2013

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Life Cycle UK Old Speak Publishing Oxfordshire County Council
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Sustrans The Electric Transport Shop University of Brighton
University of Oxford

Press Contact: Matthew Butler, Senior Communications Officer
Oxford Brookes University
Tel: 01865 484630 m.butler@brookes.ac.uk


MyPLACE: Mobility and PLace for the Age-friendly City Environment - EP/K037366/1 led by Professor Peter Wright - Newcastle University in collaboration with two academics at Northumbria University and eight at Newcastle University

Grant value 1.3 million

The aim of this project is to develop and test, through real-world research, a digital platform and toolkit that will enable members of the public to engage with local councils and other organisations more effectively in the research, planning and design of the urban environment. The project will work in collaboration with City Councils in the Northeast region and Newcastle's Age Friendly city initiative.

The team will involve 350 older people directly in design workshops and data gathering activities, but in addition will engage up to a further 1,000 older people on-line through the Voice North user panel.

Project partners:

Age UK Newcastle City Council North East Dementia Alliance
Social Inclusion through Digital Economy The Elders Council

Press Contact: Louella Houldcroft, Media Relations Manager, Newcastle University
Tel: 0191 222 5108 M: 07989 850511
louella.houldcroft@newcastle.ac.uk or karen.bidwell@ncl.ac.uk


BESiDE - The Built Environment for Social Inclusion in the Digital
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Contact: EPSRC Press Office
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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
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