Age-Friendly Cities

Dignity and choice: An inclusive future for our ageing population

Around the world, advanced economies are grappling with the challenges of an ageing population. Despite this, city shaping decisions are often made without sufficient consideration of how cities will change over the coming decades.
2019

Growing Older in Cities: Addressing the Twin Challenges of Ageing and Urbanization

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.
2019

Housing Options for Our Ageing Population

Irish people are living longer and healthier lives, which presents both challenges and opportunities for the Government, particularly in the spheres of housing and health. This Policy Statement is an important step in this Government’s response to those challenges.
2019

Urban ageing - Swiss Life Group

Between 1980 and 2015, the proportion of Switzerland's urban population increased from 57% to 74%. 92% of the Swiss population aged over 65 now live in cities. Making cities more age-friendly, and sharing best practice, can help to create environments that promote autonomy for older urban residents. However, such goals are difficult to achieve.
2019

Dignity and choice An inclusive future for our ageing population

The ageing of Sydney's population presents a fundamental challenge for how cities are able to function. Policy makers will need to embrace a paradigm shift that views city and project planning through a lens where a full 42% of the population sits outside of the working age bracket of 15-64.
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

Multigenerational community development to revitalize a new town. Midorigaoka and Miki Aoyama Housing Complex Revitalization Project

Miki City in Hyogo Prefecture is where the declining population, declining birthrate and increasing aging population are significant.
2019

The Intersection Between Sustainability and Age-Friendly Development

This chapter explores the intersection between sustainable development and the age-friendly project in Portland by detailing a case study of factors that affected the planning and development of sustainable, affordable housing for older adults in Portland.
2018

The Challenges of Urban Ageing: Making Cities Age-Friendly in Europe

This article explores and describes the challenges that are encountered when making cities age-friendly in Europe. Such challenges include the creation of inclusive neighbourhoods and the implementation of technology for ageing-in-place.
2018

Fresh approaches to older people’s housing: Insights from overseas

Concepts like ‘retirement villages’ and ‘nursing homes’ seem increasingly outmoded.
2018
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