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.




Manchester, United Kingdom

This chapter gives a demographic and economic overview of Manchester, followed by an assessment of the current ageing challenges of Manchester. It assesses current policy actions, in particular, the Age-Friendly Manchester initiative (a long-term vision), the Housing Programme for Alternative Modes of Accommodation, and the Locality Programme, which brings all relevant actors together.


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