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  • 1. The Role of Collaboration in Trans-sectoral ResearchTowards flourishing places in the divine milieu Ageing Creatively On the island of Ireland, Europe & USA Value Ageing Seminar The Pavilion, Stormont, Belfast , 20th March 2012 Rodd Bond mriai
  • 2. The Dry Stone Wall• Function• Form• Economy• Time
  • 3. Variations and change• Within and without• Inclusion and exclusion• Organic adaptation• Marking our place / ownership• Mediating connection
  • 4. Sustainability context • Global – Urbanisation – Globalisation – Climate change – Demographic ageing • National Settlement Economic activity – Spatial strategy – Economic competitiveness/jobs – Energy / environment – Ageing well Quality • Regional/County/Community of – Inclusive planning at a local level Life • Economic • Social • Cultural Climate Demographic change change• Situating and differentiating• Measuring ‘good place’ – ‘fit’
  • 5. Age-Friendly Cities …• County model for age-friendly development Connection: Rural transport & urban mobilityBuildings and outdoor spaces Confidence:Housing Sense of safety & securityTransport Empowerment:Respect and inclusion Better access to better informationSocial participation Alignment & Convergence:Civic participation/employment Health, housing and careInformation and communication Shareable places for all:Community and health services recognise frailty Lifecourse: Inter-generational solidarity Energy for change: Older people as a resource• Requires collective leadership fostering collaboration, partnership and open innovation
  • 6. Arrangement Silos and centres ECONOMIC PILLAR ECONOMIC COUNTY CULTURAL LOUTH DEVELOPMENT BOARD PILLAR CULTURAL PILLAR SOCIAL PILLAR SOCIAL PILLAR PILLAR ECONOMIC LOUTH AGE-FRIENDLY COUNTY ALLIANCE SOCIAL LOUTH AGE-FRIENDLY COUNTY ALLIANCE GOVERNANCE BOARD CULTURAL LOUTH AGE-FRIENDLY COUNTY OFFICE LOUTH AGE-FRIENDLY INFO. INFO. Ageing in OFFICE COUNTY sustainable place LOUTH SERV.SERV. AGE-FRIENDLY COUNTY ALLIANCE OLDER PEOPLE’S OLDER PEOPLE’S BUSINESS & TRANSPORT home HOUSING, HEALTH & ENTERPRISE& Business &LOUTH AGE-FRIENDLY & People COMM. connection Neighbourhood HOME & & enterprise relatedness community & COUNTY OFFICE MOBILITY centres NEIGHBOUR SERVICES HOOD FORUM FORUM AGE-FRIENNDLY LOUTH LOUTH BUSINESS SERVICES PROVIDERS OLDER PEOPLE’S FORUM services FORUM STND. STND. FORUM ACCRD. ACCRD. Guidelines & tools COMMUNICATIONS – PRESENTATION COMMUNICATIONS – PRESENTATION
  • 7. Ageing Well – Intergenerational solidarity• Rights & Outcomes Safe from Part of Economically Harm positive Healthy: Secure Supported in & networks Physically & & Active living & Secure in & Mentally Free from learning Physical participating in poverty environment society• A New Economics – Counter ageing – Human well-being – Our human energy / hope
  • 8. Citizen-centric Person at the heart Person Family Community/Voluntary Public services Private services Cúltaca Care & Cure 1. Cross sectoral alignments 2. Pathway integration
  • 9. Flourishing and the divine milieu Action & Passion Learning Productive Leisure 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100All phases of activity contribute to individual and societal well-being 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100All phases of passivity (growth & diminishment) en-rich life
  • 10. Places to Flourish Patterns & principles • Fostering culture change in long term carePrivacyFreedomAutonomy Entering and leaving / transitionsPerson at heart Secret spaces, places, sanctuarySafety & protection The dining / mealtime experienceSocial / therapeutic relationships Personal and therapeutic careDignity & respect Getting-up and settling downCharacter / aesthetic Personal and social milieuSensory experience Dying, death and after death careFlexibility / adaptabilityOrientation / way-finding • Structure & structure preserving transformation
  • 11. Our Place - some context! Research timeframesTemporal horizons: Culture & longevity (John F. Haught) Dinosaurs arrive (p225 Volume 30) – extinct (p385) Hominid ancestors – p440 Life’s story begins (Volume 22) Modern man – last 5th of p450 Earth’s story begins (Volume 21) From BB to now – 13.7b years
  • 12. Ethical cities – Anam Čara • Within and without – connectedness and un-folding work and The digital has truncated time and space. action … Outer energy We have forfeited the practice of diminishment patience, the attention to emergence and the delight of discovery. .. positive solitude The self has become anxious for what the our within next instant might bring …Death and senses and The greed for destination obliterates theillumination creativity journey … When the sense of destination becomes friendship as gracious, the journey can become an awakening adventure of beauty. … (John O’Donohue)
  • 13. Dissolving walls, Osmosis & Permeable Place
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