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Ageing Modernity: Growing old in the EU in the 21st Century




This background brief examines how urban growth and an ageing population affect or inform planning at the national and regional level in the European Union at a time when economic stagnation, environmental concerns and demographic changes are affecting social and political discourses. By looking at the connections between ageing, design and the environment, and the role of policy and planning strategies, this brief seeks to understand how the EU plans for an ageing population and attempts to reshape communities in an increasingly challenging socioeconomic context.