UCL/IAFOR “Design for Ageing: East Meets West” Research Project comes to Japan

Dr Evangelia Chrysikou and Peter McLennan, both faculty at The Bartlett Real Estate Institute of University College London (UCL), visited Osaka University as part of a collaborative project that includes IAFOR through the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), and The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology (AGen), where they presented their work. The "Design for Ageing: East Meets West" project aims to explore spatial policies for people throughout their lifespans in two countries: the UK and Japan, and won a Butterfield Award from The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, an organisation set up in 1985 to enhance mutual appreciation and understanding of British and Japanese culture, society and achievements.

Dr Evangelia Chrysikou is a Lecturer and a Program Leader MSc Healthcare Facilities at The Bartlett Real Estate Institute, at UCL, and a member of IAFOR’s International Academic Advisory Board. Mr Peter McLennan is a Senior Lecturer attached to the same institute. While at Osaka University they met with research collaborators including Tadasu Iida of the Division of Global Architecture, and Hiroshi Ishiguro, Director of the Department of Systems Innovation’s Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, both in Osaka University’s Graduate School of Engineering.

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