Two trends are certain: populations around the world are ageing rapidly and we are experiencing the largest wave of urban growth in history. Health is central to our experience of older age. The quest for best health will be won or lost in our cities. Cities and communities directly affect health, through barriers or incentives that affect opportunities, decisions and behaviour.
This report gives a global overview of the progress that cities and communities have made over the last decade towards becoming more age-friendly, through the lens of the WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities. Among the notable achievements, membership in the WHO Global Network has increased four-fold in the last two and a half years and more affiliate organizations are suppo