ESPON Blog | November 10, 2020

Population ageing raises common challenges for cities. This challenge has become even more evident in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis that has affected our whole society, but older people in particular.

ageing Zaragoza
Case Studies | May 20, 2020

Zaragoza is the fifth most populous city in Spain. In 2019 an estimated 21.2% of the total population was 65 years-old and above. The percentage of older people has consistently been higher than the average

ageing Oslo
Case Studies | May 20, 2020

The aim of Oslo Municipality is to become a greener, warmer and a more creative city with room for all. The city is to be a good environment to grow up in and to grow old in. The goal is that the inhabitants,

ageing Nantes
Case Studies | May 20, 2020

With the extension of the average life expectancy in the city, and with 19% of the local population aged over 60, Nantes has become active over the last decade in promoting a friendlier environment and

ageing Hengelo
Case Studies | May 20, 2020

Hengelo has a rich history and tradition in the field of ageing policy. Just as many other cities in Europe, Hengelo finds itself on the eve of significant population ageing. In the light of the trend

ageing Greater Manchester
Case Studies | May 20, 2020

Greater Manchester is working across public services, community groups and researchers to get information to those on the wrong side of digital divide.  GM is giving a platform to older people who

ageing Gothenburg
Case Studies | May 20, 2020

The City of Gothenburg is aiming to become a better place to age in. Every göteborgare, should look forward to growing old in the city. An age-friendly city strives for having inclusive and accessible

ageing Barcelona
Case Studies | May 20, 2020

By 2030, nearly one out of every three Barcelona residents will be 60 years old or over. This is how one of the factors of demographic change will be expressed, but it is by no means the only one. Above

ageing Amsterdam
Case Studies | May 20, 2020

The city of Amsterdam is growing! This growth applies to the inhabitants of all ages and therefore also for older people. Until 2040, the number of older people in Amsterdam is projected to increase from