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Making Affordable Housing a Reality in Cities

A world in which only a few can afford housing is not sustainable. Today, however, most cities around the world are facing major challenges in providing safe and adequate housing for their people, especially cities that are growing rapidly and where the affordable housing options are limited. This report explores both supply-side and demand-side dynamics.
2019

10 ways cities are tackling the global affordable housing crisis

The unprecedented rate of urbanization across the world has led to increased demand for good, affordable housing. The factors contributing to a lack of affordability vary from city-to-city, but broadly include housing costs rising faster than incomes, the supply of houses not keeping up with demand, scarcity of land, and demographic changes such as population growth, ageing and shifts in househol
2019

Planning Age-Friendly Cities across the Globe

Many communities do not support the changing needs of residents across longer lifespans. Community planners around the world must shift their approach to address the changing demographics in their community. This paper discusses ways to enlighten current community planning departments.
2019

Articulating value in cooperative housing: International and methodological review

This report details the evidence for identified benefits of cooperative housing, the variables of business models in operation, and core enabling factors.
2019

Living Alone in Later Life: A Global Perspective

A global study of the increase in older people living alone.
2018

A Global Pilot Study of Age-Friendly City Indicators

This study evaluated the process by which core indicators of Age-Friendly Cities were measured in diverse contexts worldwide. The indicators were developed through research and international expert consultation, and piloted in 15 communities from 12 countries in 2014–2015.
2018

A Manifesto for the Age-Friendly Movement: Developing a New Urban Agenda

Developing age-friendly cities and communities has become a key part of policies aimed at improving the quality of life of older people in urban areas. The World Health Organization has been especially important in driving the “age-friendly” agenda, notably through its global network of age-friendly cities and communities.
2018

Silver cities: Planning for an ageing population

The world is ageing, particularly in advanced economies. Over the next 30 years, we will see an extra 15,000 people reaching retirement age in the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries every single day. By 2045 the proportion of the population aged over 65 will rise to 25%, from the current 16%.
2018
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