What’s Next in a Pandemic and Post-Pandemic World?

Join us at the next Creative Science Shop to hear Dr. Meghan Joy sharing her work related to Age-friendly Cities and Communities.
Our cities and communities are places that have not always been designed and programmed with the needs of older people in mind.

The Age-friendly Cities and Communities (AFCC) agenda is meant to rectify this by making improvements in supports, programs, and infrastructures to meet the needs of older people, as defined by older people in all their diversity. AFCCs have been around for over a decade now and it is time to take stock of what is and is not working with the program, especially in a pandemic and post-pandemic world.

You are invited to a discussion about what more might be needed to make our cities and communities more age-friendly moving forward. Share with us how do you see age-friendly environments in the context of the pandemic and where might creativity fit into the age-friendly policy agenda.

Meghan Joy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University. Her research interests include the politics of population ageing, theories and practice of progressive politics and policy in cities, and the political economy of the nonprofit sector.

Select publications include her book The Right to an Age-Friendly City: Redistribution, Recognition, and Senior Citizen Rights in Urban Spaces (MQUP, 2020), and article “Beyond Neoliberalism: A Policy Agenda for a Progressive City” (with Dr. Ronald K. Vogel, Urban Affairs Review, 2021).

Watch an excerpt of Megan Joy’s presentation here:

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