The challenge vieillisssement requires adaptations of urban space. A city that meets the needs of an aging population contributes to maintaining healthy seniors, but also the quality of life for all.
- Aging and urban space. How the city can accompany healthy aging for seniors?
In 2035, people aged 60 or more should represent 31% of the French population, and those aged over 75 years, 13.6% (against 21% and 8.5% in 2007). That seniors are healthy or dependent, they prefer to stay at home, which requires prevention policies and support. The adaptation of the urban space, beyond the housing is essential to meet this goal.
While municipalities are many actions at the international level, particularly in the context of the initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) "Age-Friendly Cities", analysis of best practices in France and internationally to identify the main characteristics of a city suitable for an aging population. This is ideally a dense city, that takes multiple "microadaptations" to ensure free movement of users, which encourages seniors to be active, stay healthy and to participate in projects of transformation of cities. This note suggests some concrete ways to encourage French cities to join the WHO approach to the challenge of aging, thus contributing to the well-being of all.
- State of affairs in France
- The lessons of good practice French and foreign
- Foster a dynamic city level, nécesssaires what conditions?
- Authors: Catherine Collombet Gimbert and Virginia, Department Social Issues
Keywords : aging, city, health, elderly.
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- Synthèse de l'étude ICADE [PDF]
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- Report "Challenges accompaniment of old age"