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.




Trends in ageing societies and sustainable urban development

Chapter 1 defines the meaning of ageing societies in the context of sustainable urban development to establish the framework for the subsequent chapters. It includes an assessment of ageing trends, such as general demographic change on a global scale, by country and by region, and a particular focus on the ageing trends of OECD metropolitan areas in terms of speed, stage and magnitude of change, and the spatial variation in ageing across urban areas.


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