Future Homes - Meeting the Needs of an Ageing Society

July 12, 2018 / 5:00 PM


The focal point of our next event is a presentation on the Future Homes project which is being led by Prof Rose Gilroy from Newcastle University.  The project is a unique collaboration between Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council, Karbon Homes, Ryder Architects, ZCF, Elders Council, Quality of Life Partnership and Sustainable Communities Initiative.

Its goal is to develop new housing exemplars that show people the future.  These will combine, in one place, innovations in flexible living, materials, digital technology and zero/low energy systems to provide supportive homes for everyone at any life-stage.

In its first phase, Future Homes fuses a programme of public conversations and citizen centred co-design with scientific research to create a test-bed where entrepreneurs, established businesses and new entrants to the market can develop new solutions that are a step change in urban responses to the biggest global challenges.

The project won £1.12m from the Homes and Community Agency in December 2016 to construct four demonstrator units in Newcastle.

We're also delighted to welcome David Kirk, Professor of Digital Living, from Northumbria University who will be sharing his thoughts and experience, Leonard Anderson, an entrepreneur developing technology to help older people live independently in their own homes and Mark Massey, Senior Partner from ID Partners who will be talking about a very exciting and innovative garden village project that he's working on.

Keynote Speakers

Rose Gilroy

Rose Gilroy

Newcastle University

Prof of Ageing, Planning & Policy
David Kirk

David Kirk

Northumbria University

Prof of Digital Living
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Leonard Anderson

Leonard Anderson


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Mark Massey

Mark Massey

ID Partnership

Senior Partner
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July 12, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

TusPark Level 1 Maybrook House
Grainger Street
Newcastle, NE1 5JE
5:00 pm Arrival and Networking
5:30 pm Future Homes - Meeting the Needs of an Ageing Society Prof Rose Gilroy will deliver our keynote presentation on the Future Homes Project.
6:00 pm Additional Speakers 1. David Kirk, Professor of Digital Living at Northumbria University will be sharing his thoughts. 2. Dr Leonard Anderson, co-founder of Kemuri, an IoT company focussed on supporting independent living, will be sharing his startup experience. 3. Mark Massey, Senior Partner at ID Partnership, will be sharing details of a large pioneering and visionary, multi-generational garden village development that is planned for our region.
6:30 pm More networking!
7:00 pm Event close

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