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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.

 

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The impact of ageing societies on sustainable urban development

This chapter discusses how population ageing influences sustainable urban development. It explores its economic and social implications in major policy areas and discusses the challenges and opportunities population ageing presents in the urban context. Finally, the chapter provides a preliminary framework for cities to assess these challenges and opportunities, by applying a typology of cities according to different ageing stages.

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