The SPACE Project has the following steps:
1. Involve older adults and a range of stakeholders (e.g., individuals from business, industry, and local government) from the outset and throughout.
2. Review existing research, to understand the relationships between our biology, our lifestyles and our environment.
3. Analyse data from over 8,000 older people in Northern Ireland, to explore how different environmental factors relate to brain health.
4. Collect new data from 1,000 older people (i.e., measures of brain health and physical activity, and monitor the locations they visit in their environment) to explore how the environment influences our brain health.
5. Explore how our biology plays a role in how the urban environment affects our brain health.
6. Host workshops with local citizens to 'sense-check' our findings and co-develop promising prevention approaches (e.g., expanding the car-free areas of the city to reduce air pollution; increasing the number of footpaths and cycle paths to encourage walking and cycling).