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.




Toyama, Japan

This chapter provides a demographic and economic overview of Toyama, followed by an assessment of the current ageing challenges of Toyama. It explores the current policy actions, in particular, FutureCity Planning (a long-term vision), compact city policies, employment policy for older people and healthcare policies for preventive measures.


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