Author | Arantxa HerranzIn 1960, people aged 65 years and over barely accounted for 5% of the world population. Last year this figure stood at over 9%. And in countries such as Japan, they represent almost 30% of the population.In other words, the population is ageing, particularly in more developed countries (by 2050, one in four persons living in Europe and Northern America could be aged 65 or over). This is transforming societies and it affects aspects such as the economy, services, housing, transport or the design of cities.Cities wanting to be more age-friendly will have to implement numerous changes in terms of attitudes, policies and practices at all levels: from housing to the design of spaces, resources, culture, transport, wellbeing…
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