Ageing in Cities

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This book examines trends in ageing societies and urban development before assessing the impact of ageing populations on urban areas and strategies for policy and governance. It includes nine case studies covering  Toyama, Japan; Yokohama, Japan; Lisbon, Portugal; Calgary, Canada; Cologne, Germany; Brno, Czech Republic; Manchester, United Kingdom; Philadelphia, United States and Helsinki, Finland.




Executive summary

This report explores roles of cities in ageing societies, both in overcoming the challenges and in making the most of the opportunities presented by this demographic shift. It assesses ageing trends in the OECD area, in particular in 275 OECD metropolitan areas, and asks the questions: What impact do ageing societies have on sustainable urban development? How can cities bring together all the relevant actors to design and implement integrated policies for ageing societies?


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