B/OLD: Aging in our city
From age-friendly cities to smart cities to sustainable cities, how we live together in urban spaces is on the public agenda in Montreal and around the world. But who are the citizens we imagine and imply by these terms? How can we work together to make the city a better and more inclusive place to grow old?
B/OLD examines the experiences of aging in Montreal from a multidisciplinary, multisectoral and intergenerational perspective. We open the university’s doors widely to community activists, students, policymakers, the media and, most importantly, older adults themselves, inviting all participants to “be bold” and to embrace “old.”
On May 16 and 17, B/OLD will present a number of exciting panels and keynotes at the De Sève Cinema. We have invited speakers from the city, the media, local community organizations and universities to discuss diverse topics that matter to older adults.
What is an age-friendly city and how do we implement it in Montreal? What concerns do older adults have about housing, and how can we devise innovative solutions? How do older adults use digital technologies to explore their city? Our panelists and keynote speakers are ready to answer these and many more questions.
Larissa Hjorth, deputy dean of research and innovation in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University
Also featuring special presentations and keynotes from community organizations, representatives from the city of Montreal and university partners. For the full program please visit the event page.