Mark is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture with a background in participatory design-research approaches. His research focuses on the intersections between architecture and urban ageing within the home, community and city. His doctoral research explored the architect’s role as a ‘spatial agent’ in the creation of older people’s cohousing, based on a two-year design-led collaboration with a cohousing group in Manchester.

He is currently the research lead on the Manchester Age-Friendly Neighbourhood project, which has engaged over 4000 people in the creation and delivery of community action plans across Manchester. Mark’s research interest is the negotiation of architectural expertise within diverse context (community, bureaucracy and industry), seeking to use the open exchange of difference between actors as a means of generating creative expression rather than limiting compromises.

He combines his role at MSA with a secondment to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, where he is developing links between research, industry and policy within the GM Ageing Hub.



White, S., Hammond, M., 2011. 'Not Content: Projects for a Shared City', Manchester Metropolitan University.

Book Chapters

Hammond, M., White, S., Phillipson, C., 2020. 'From precarity to interdependence: The role of age-friendly communities in promoting wellbeing in excluded communities'. In Bokyo, C., Cooper, R., Dunn, N. (eds.) Designing Future Cities for Wellbeing, pp. 122-138, Routledge.

White, S., Walker, S., Hammond, M., Sanliturk, C., 2020. 'Starting with Difference: &rchitecture'. In Architectural Affects After Deleuze and Guattari, Routledge Studies in Affective Societies.

White, S., Hammond, M., 2018. 'From representation to active ageing in a Manchester neighbourhood: designing the age-friendly city'. In Age-friendly Cities and Communities A Global Perspective, Policy Press.


Lewis, C., Hammond, M., Kavanagh, N., Phillipson, C., Yarker, S., 2020. 'Developing age-friendly communities in the Northern Gateway regeneration project'.

Hammond, M., Walsh, R., White, S., 2018. 'RIGHTSIZING:Reframing the housing offer for older people', Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)/PHASE @ Manchester School of Architecture.

Hammond, M., White, S., Crompton, E., Youngson,, M., Wells, J., Wong, K., 2017. 'Manchester Age-Friendly Neighbourhoods: State of the Project', Manchester Metropolitan University.

White, S., Hammond, M., 2015. 'The Life of the City - Manchester City Centre, An age Friendly Neighbourhood?', Manchester CIty Council.

White, S., Phillipson, C., Hammond, M., 2012. 'Old Moat in an Age Friendly Manchester'.

Journal Articles

Hammond, M., 2018. 'Spatial Agency: Creating New Opportunities for Sharing and Collaboration in Older People's Cohousing', Urban Science, 2 (3), pp. 64-64.

Conference Papers

White, S., Hammond, M., 2021. 'Cohousing as a catalyst for connected, age-friendly communities', TSA: The International Tech Enabled Care Conference 2021, 22/3/2021 - 25/3/2021.

White, S., Walker, S., Boys, J., Hammond, M., Hall Patch, P., 2019. 'You, Different, Somewhere: Affective Architectural Pedagogies', Affects as pedagogy: Relation between, space, time and bodies, Barcelona, Spain, 21/11/2019 - 22/11/2019.

White, S., Walker, S., Boys, J., Hammond, M., Hall-Patch, P., 2019. 'You, Different, Somewhere: affective architectural pedagogies', Affects as pedagogy: Relation between space, time and bodies, Barcelona, Spain, 21/11/2019 - 22/11/2019.

Hammond, M., 2018. 'Creating a spatial discourse: The potential for sharing in older people's cohousing', Sharing Cities, Shaping Cities, Milan, Italy, 5/2/2018 - 6/2/2018.

Hammond, M., 2018. 'Urban Ageing, Spatial Agency: Testing possible futures through the medium of cohousing', British Society of Gerontology conference, Manchester, UK, 4/7/2018 - 6/7/2018.

White, S., Hammond, M., 2018. 'What does an age-friendly spatial framework look like? Understanding and Creating Age-Friendly Regions, Cities, Neighbourhoods and Homes in Greater Manchester', British Society of Gerontology conference, Manchester, UK, 4/7/2018 - 6/7/2018.

Hammond, M., 2014. 'Cohousing and the Third Age', British Society of Gerontology Conference, Southampton, UK, 1/9/2014 - 3/9/2014.

White, S., Hammond, M., 2013. 'The role of urban research and design in making cities Age-friendly', The 2013 conference of the British Society of Gerontology, Oxford, UK, 11/9/2013 - 13/9/2013.