ESPON publishes policy report on adapting cities for ageing

publication coverThe European population is ageing rapidly, and this is particularly evident in the cities. According to Eurostat, the number of people aged 65 and over will almost double from 17% to 30% by 2060, and those aged 80 and over will rise from 5% to 12%.

The Housing Learning and Improvement Network(LIN) writes:

This significant demographic change is perceived as a major challenge for Europe’s social and health systems.

ESPON ACPA will investigate the effectiveness of policies and initiatives to develop age-friendly cities and initiatives that support ‘ageing in place’ in eight cities and city-regions. ACPA’s results will directly feed into the adaptation and development of policies and action plans related to age-friendly cities and social programmes including post-2020 cohesion policy.

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