Age-friendly city. How do we prolong a healthy age?

#Panel discussion
MUF 2019
05 July
Today, the problem of ageing in large cities has two specific features: on the one hand, the proportion of the elderly in the total population is increasing, and, on the other, the ‘old age’ cut-off is shifting further and further away. According to WHO, by 2050, one in five people on the planet is expected to be over 60 years of age. The state of health plays a major role in how the senior generation feels which is also influenced by individual liability to disease and the environment. Today we are in a situation where it is necessary to change the perception of ageing and older people, to learn how to include the elderly in active social life, to create spaces that consider age-related transformations, adapt the health system to the needs of the senior generation, and develop long-term health care systems.

  • Should we redefine the boundaries of ageing?
  • How can the urban environment support the health of older generations in large cities?
  • How can cities adapt to become more inclusive for older people?