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.




Governance of ageing societies

Legitimate and effective governance arrangements are increasingly seen as a decisive element for social and economic development. They are also expected to make a difference in the everyday life and well-being of people. This chapter discusses the issue of governance on urban and regional policies in ageing societies. It provides three overarching governance strategies that policy makers may consider: 1) incorporate new actors for concerted action; 2) ensure policy synergies between levels of government; 3) create horizontal governance arrangements to overcome policy “silos”. Each section provides a concise analytical assessment complemented by hands-on policy examples from OECD member countries.


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