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.




Yokohama, Japan

This chapter provides a demographic and economic overview of Yokohama, followed by an assessment of the current ageing challenges. It analyses current policy actions, in particular, FutureCity Planning (a long-term vision), Development of Growing Industry (Yokohama’s industrial vision), model projects for revitalising residential districts and policies on social welfare services.


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