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To what extent are aging issues embedded in the paradigms through which we plan, build, and develop cities and communities? How can we achieve large-scale changes through more local, targeted actions? This instalment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.

The last article of this series ultimately posed the question: How can we make people across all fields of urban development aware of age-friendly features (discussed in the last article)

Why do older adults want to ‘age in place’? And how can we facilitate it? This installment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.

In my first article of this research series, I introduced two central tenets in the field of aging studies: age-segregation and age-integration. In the articles that followed, we looked at

Japan is at the forefront of population aging worldwide, closely followed by European countries and the USA. The largest aging challenges, however, are expected to take place in the developing world. What is going on in different parts of the world? And what are the responses to population aging? This instalment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between population aging and cities.

Population aging experiences different circumstances in different regions of the world, sided by varied responses to aging-related issues. Francesca Bettio & Janneke Plantenga’s study ‘Comparing Care Regimes in Europe’ (2008)

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