Age-Friendly Built Environment
Suitable as a PhD or Honours Project (can be adjusted to suit either)
In OECD countries, the population share of those over 65 years old reached 18% in 2010, up from 7.7 percent in 1950, and is expected to climb to 25% in 2050. Home to 43% of this older population, cities need to prepare for an aging citizenry. Some of the challenges include a rising demand for social services, healthcare, and public housing, and accessible and socially appealing public spaces. Adapting cities will need to redesign infrastructure and development patterns.
Contact: Dr Dorina Pojani