An Alternative Age-Friendly Handbook for the Socially Engaged Urban Practitioner
"By 2030 two-thirds of the world's population will be living in cities. By then, in many of these cities, at least a quarter of those urban populations will be aged 60 years plus, if not more. Here, the global graph lines of ageing and urbanising populations are rising rapidly together.
It would be is easy to replay these twin trends of fast-ageing and fast-urbanising populations through a heightened rhetoric of demographic ‘timebombs’ and the language of ‘apocalyptic demography’. Much of the current public debate on ageing is characterised by precisely this kind of alarmist rhetoric – language that has, at least, helpfully galvanised growing public, policy and academic interest in ageing populations."
::: Handler, S. (2014). An Alternative Age-Friendly Handbook for the Socially Engaged Urban Practitioner. The University of Manchester Library, 100 pages
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