How it works

Longevity by Design brings together a range of people from across industry, government and the community to rethink the future of senuir living design. Participants work in diverse teams and collaborate with other participants to rethink the future design of real-world communities. In 2020, we focused on three areas of Redland City Council in Queensland.

We then give our teams time to go away and refine their ideas ready to present at our pitching day a couple of weeks after the charrette. At the pitching day, teams pitch their ideas to a panel of senior industry decision makers and experts, who then provide their feedback, as well as a range of awards (but not prizes – a charrette is a collaboration, not strictly a competition!).

To get an overview of how it works, make sure you check out our highlights reel from 2020:

How is Longevity by Design different to other senior living forums and initiatives?

At Longevity by Design you’re not there to listen to experts present their views, or hear panellists discuss their thoughts and ideas on the future of senior living design. Instead, participants are actively involved in a hands-on process to develop new and innovative ideas for the future of senior living, guided by a range of provocateurs and mentors who will provoke and challenge current norms and thinking.

What happens at Longevity by Design?

Hear from our facilitator Dr Rosemary Kennedy about what you can expect to happen at Longevity by Design.

Who should get involved?

We invite anyone interested in tackling ‘sixty-fiveist’ thinking in design to get involved!

            In 2020 our participants included:

Urban planners
Landscape architects
Transport planners
Health professionals
Educators and researchers
Other built environment professionals
Government representatives including elected officials
Aged care and retirement living providers
Community and not-for-profit representatives

Here’s a short video where we outline who should get involved in Longevity by Design:

What are the benefits to participants?

The chance to think innovatively about what the future of living looks like over 65.
Build your personal brand as a designer, innovator or creative thinker about senior living innovation.
Make new industry connections.
Get access to some incredible industry mentors.
Have your ideas heard by some of the big-name brands in Australian senior living.