Planning for Greying Cities: Age-Friendly City Planning and Design Research and Practice highlights how modern town planning and design act as a positive force for population ageing, taking on these challenges from a user-oriented perspective. Although often related to 'healthy city' concepts, the contexts of age-friendly cities and communities (AFCC) were not emphasized until the early 2000s. Planning for Greying Cities is the first book to bring together fundamental and cutting-edge research exploring dimensions of age-friendly cities in different spatial scales. Chapters examine the ageing circumstances and challenges in cities, communities, and rural areas in terms of land use planning, urban design, transport planning, housing, disaster resilience, and governance and empowerment, with international case studies and empirical research results of age-friendly environment studies. It is essential reading for academics and practicians in urban planning, gerontology, transport planning, and environmental design.

chapter 1|8 pages

Population Ageing in the 21st Century

Challenges and Opportunities for Planners

chapter 3|17 pages

Scale Matters

Age-Friendly Planning as a New Urban Governance Agenda

chapter 4|26 pages

Planning for Ageing-in-Place

International Age-Friendly Environment Case Studies

chapter 5|17 pages

Listening to the Elders

The Case of a Bottom-Up, Context-Sensitive Place Audit in Tai Po District of Hong Kong

chapter 6|21 pages

Ageing and Mobility

Towards Age-Friendly Public Transport in Taiwan

chapter 8|15 pages

From Isolation to Inclusion

The Importance of Empowerment in Planning Age-Friendly Communities

chapter 10|9 pages

Towards the Silver 21st Century

A Conclusion