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.




Lisbon, Portugal

This chapter gives a demographic and economic overview of Lisbon, followed by an assessment of the current ageing challenges. It discusses current policy actions, in particular, Lisbon, A City for the People (a long-term vision), the Social Rights Action Plan, an investment programme for urban rehabilitation, the Pedestrian Accessibility Plan and partnership-based initiatives.


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