Age-Friendly Cities

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

Age-Friendly Cities and Communities - Information Kit for Local Government Councillors and Senior Management

Local government has a pivotal role in leading and facilitating communities where people of all ages, regardless of ability or life stage, can live a quality life. The international context for ageing has been refocussed. Four priority areas for action were endorsed at the international level in 2016, with age-friendly environments as one of the priorities.
2017

Demographic trends: How will an aging population affect transport planning and urban regeneration?

The UK’s population is getting older. The latest government figures show that in 2016, 18% of people were aged 65 and over, and 2.4% were aged 85 and over. This paper looks at some planning implications for urban renewal, including housing and transport, when it comes to this demographic trend.
2017

The Whys and How-Tos of Creating an Age-Friendly Community

An overview of the World Health Organisation's Age-Friendly Cities Project and how it was adopted by Portland Oregon, with details of its action plan.
2017

Developing a Housing Strategy for an Age-Friendly Community - A Guide for Municipalities

Age-friendly communities are able to take steps in addressing the need for more adaptable housing that promotes health, social equity, efficiency, connectivity, mobility and public engagement.
2017

Innovative Seniors' Housing Options

The number of seniors in Canada is growing to previously unseen proportions and, as a result, there will be a need to develop many different kinds of housing solutions that will meet their needs. This article looks at a variety of innovative models in Canada and the US.
2017
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