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.




Introduction: Assessing the case studies

This chapter presents an introduction to the nine case studies (Toyama, Japan; Yokohama, Japan; Lisbon, Portugal; Calgary, Canada; Brno, Czech Republic; Manchester, United Kingdom; Philadelphia, United States; Helsinki, Finland; and Cologne, Germany) and briefly gives a summary of the case study cities’ ageing trends, challenges and policy actions.


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