Later Living Conference
Increasing Life Expectancy and the Implications for the Built Environment
16 October 2017 | Macfarlanes LLP | 20 Cursitor Street | London | EC4A 1LT
Reflections from the Conference
Authored by Chris Choa, Vice President, AECOM & Chairman, ULI UK
In a world of increasing uncertainty and rapid technological change, one thing remains certain: we are not getting any younger. This is what the delegates pondered as they took their seats for the Urban Land Institute’s Later Living event.
The changing demographics related to aging are some of the most striking characteristics of our century. For the first time in history, four generations are active in the workplace. In most developed economies, over 20% of the population will be aged 65 and over by 2025, rising to over 25% in 2045. One out of three children born today will live to 100, which is three times the portion of a woman aged 60 today. In the UK, over 14,000 centenarians will receive telegrams from the Queen; by 2040, over 85,000 will. Currently only 2% of the UK’s housing stock is designated as retirement accommodation, and this houses just 1% of Britons in their 60s. (By comparison, 17% of senior Americans live in retirement housing.)
This increased longevity is a by-product of many factors, including improvements in healthcare and changes in lifestyle. Good news. But we are also confronting new contexts and challenges that have implications for society as a whole, and the way our cities develop and adapt.
During the conference we reviewed demographic and economic changes, the consequences of decreasing fertility and increasing longevity. We considered the related implications for our urban environments and outlined some emerging innovative solutions.
New Approaches to Care, Intergenerational Care: Judith Ish-Horowicz, Principal, Apples and Honey Nightingale Nursery; Alastair Addison, Director of Activities, Nightingale Hammerson; Fay Garcia, Resident, Nightingale House Care Home
09:00 Welcome and Introductions
ULI UK Chairman: Christopher Choa, Chairman, ULI UK
09:15 Demographics: Macro overview of demographic changes. Why is this time different?
Keynote: Dr George Leeson, Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford
09.35 Panel Discussion: What does this mean for urban realm? How should the industry react and adapt to meet these changing demands?
Dr Yvonne Doyle, Director for London, Public Health England
Vanessa Hale, Partner, Research, Strutt & Parker
Andrew Ovey, Senior Fund Manager – Healthcare, Real Assets, AXA IM
Helena Zaum, Industry Solutions Executive – Local and Regional Government, Microsoft
Moderator: Glenn Howells, Director, Glenn Howells Architects
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Infoburst: New Approaches to Care – Nurseries in Care Homes
Judith Ish-Horowicz, Principal, Apples and Honey Nightingale Nursery
Alastair Addison, Director of Activities, Nightingale Hammerson
Fay Garcia, Resident, Nightingale House Care Home
11.15 LIVE Housing with Care
What does ‘housing with care’ mean, what is the current offer of housing for older people, what is the potential and how, as an industry, can we help?
Emma Cleugh, Head of Institutional and Retirement Housing, Knight Frank
Félicie Krikler, Director, Assael Architecture
Sara Livadeas, Social Care Consultant, Social Care Works
Gavin Stein, Founder, Elysian
Moderator:Richard Meier, Partner, Argent
12:15 WORK The Aging Workforce
How do we adjust for an aging population in the workplace?
James Frankis, Design Strategist, Gensler
12:45 Infoburst: New Approaches to Care – Co Living
Nick Henley, Co-Founder, Cohabitas
14:15 The Economic Impacts of an Aging Population
Keynote: Amlan Roy, Senior Managing Director, Global Chief Retirement Strategist, State Street Global Advisors
14:45 PUBLIC REALM Mobility on Demand
Land use implications of mobility aids for older citizens such as Uber, smart card ticketing and driverless cars.
Glenn Lyons, Professor of Transport and Society, University of the West of England
Charles Musselwhite, Associate Professor in Gerontology, Centre for Innovative Ageing, University of Swansea
Malcolm Paice, Director, Mobiq
Margot Orr Jones, Global Masterplanning Lead, Atkins Acuity
Moderator: Hugh Roberts, Chairman, ULI UK Infrastructure Council
15:45 Coffee Break
16:15 CAPITAL & POLICY Opportunities & Challenges
What are the opportunities for real estate in the later living sector? What are the best routes in to the sector and what are the barriers to entry? Hear from investors, lenders and policy makers on the different revenue models, risks and realities of this growing asset class.
Kevin Beirne, Group Director of Housing Care and Support, One Housing Group
Charles Ferguson-Davie, Chief Investment Officer, Moorfield Group
Karen Swift, Head of Housing Supply Initiatives and Partnerships, London Borough of Camden
Michael Voges, Executive Director, Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO)
Moderator: Rob Martin, Research Director, Legal & General IM Real Assets
Dr George Leeson, Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford
Amlan Roy, Senior Managing Director, Global Chief Retirement Strategist,
State Street Global Advisor
The ULI UK Later Living conference will look at how the built environment is responding to increasing life expectancy, and its implications. Through panel discussions, presentations and case studies, the conference will showcase global best practice. We will discuss the changing needs of an aging population and the influence it may have on urban realm from the traditional retirement living sector but also considerations for communities, workplace, infrastructure, policy and investment.
It is forecast that 20.2% of the population will be aged 65 and over in 2025, rising to 24.6% in 2045 (source: ONS). Currently only 2% of the UK’s housing stock is designated as retirement accommodation and it houses just 1% of Britons in their 60s. This compares with 17% of Americans, and 13% of Australians and New Zealanders, who live in retirement housing (source: Housing Futures, Platinum Generation, Strutt & Parker).
The conference offers an opportunity to hear insights from industry experts on the demographic and economic changes and to discuss innovative solutions.
ULI Member £210 (£175 ex vat)
ULI Public Sector Member £120 (£100 ex vat)
ULI Young Leader Member £120 (£100 ex vat)
Non-Member £375 (£312.50 ex vat)
Non-Member Public Sector £220 (£184 ex vat)
Non-Member Young Leader* £220 (£184 ex vat)
* Young Leaders applicable to individuals under the age of 35 years
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- Discover the implications of increasing life expectancy for the built environment and the real estate industry
- Gain insights from industry experts already investing and operating in the sector on the challenges and opportunities
- Connect with senior real estate professionals
- ULI as a content led, mission driven, non lobbying organisation provides a neutral platform to present the big picture and convene open debate
Venue & Logistics
Macfarlanes LLP, 20 Cursitor Street, London, EC4A 1LT
Registration open 08:15
Conference start 09:00
Conference close 17:30
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