Age-Friendly Cities

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

Ageing with Choice Future directions for seniors housing 2019–2024

Like most developed countries, Australia has an ageing population. The number of people in WA aged 65 or over is projected to grow by 40 per cent to more than 500,000 by 2026. Without access to suitable, affordable homes, more older people will struggle to balance housing and living costs or will be living in homes they cannot manage or maintain.
2019

Age-Forward Cities for 2030

A massive shift is taking place in the makeup of the world population, and societies are already struggling to cope. By 2030, more people worldwide will be over the age of 60 than under 10. Cities are ground zero for the demographic shift—eight in 10 US residents 65 and older already live in metropolitan areas.
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

Housing a Senior Population: The Economic and Social Benefits

When communities attract and retain older residents in a diverse population mix, they gain the economic benefits as well as the social strengths of a mature population. The benefits of an age-friendly community range from accessible and affordable housing and services to an inclusive social structure with strong community connections.
2018

Healthy settings for older people are healthy settings for all: the experience of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

This report shows how age-friendly environments have been created at the subnational level in Italy, using examples primarily from the Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
2018

The Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities Looking back over the last decade, looking forward to the next

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
2018
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