Around the world, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners are working to ensure cities and communities are prepared for the challenges and opportunities of aged and highly urbanised populations. Bringing together stakeholders from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, this book presents new evidence and critical reviews of current knowledge to promote ongoing discussions on: affordable and accessible housing to support ageing in place; built environment supports for health-enhancing physical activity and mobility; and planning and design strategies and approaches to promote healthy and active ageing in cities and communities. The book content is framed by socio-ecological models of ageing and well-being that emphasise the dynamic interconnections between people and environment. Contributions in this edited volume stem from the International Ageing Urbanism Colloquium, 2017, Singapore University of Technology and Design.

chapter |14 pages


part I|52 pages


chapter 1|21 pages

Housing for older Australians

Changing capacities and constrained choices

chapter 3|14 pages

Ageing in place

Japan’s struggle towards its realisation

part III|80 pages

Urban planning and design

chapter 8|26 pages

Age-friendly communities

Community environments to promote active ageing in place

chapter 10|12 pages

Graphic design of the city

Urban legibility in Singapore