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Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler, and Chris Phillipson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447331315

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447331315.001.0001

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Age-friendly cities and communities: a manifesto for change

Age-friendly cities and communities: a manifesto for change

(p.273) Fourteen Age-friendly cities and communities: a manifesto for change
Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

Tine Buffel

Sophie Handler

Chris Phillipson

Policy Press

Chapter 14 present a 10 point ‘Manifesto for Change’, drawing upon arguments and perspectives developed by the contributors to this book. Despite the expansion of the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, the chapter argues, challenges remain in responding to the growth of inequality and the impact of economic austerity on policies targeted at older people. Given this context, it becomes especially important to develop a framework for action which strengthens commitment to the primary goal of making environments responsive to the diverse needs of people as they age. The aim of the manifesto is to sharpen debate in the age-friendly field as well as encourage new approaches amongst the various stakeholders, including urban planners, community developers, health and social care professionals, policy-makers, NGOs, voluntary workers, and not least, older people themselves.

Keywords:   Age-friendly cities and communities, Population ageing, Urbanisation, Ageing policy, Social exclusion, Inequality, Ethnic diversity, Globalisation, Coproduction

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