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For a society that has long ago projected an ageing population, little has changed in the way we plan and build for life’s later years. The culture of secluding older adults in specific points in the city has created an environment that excludes a sector of society most in need of support and integration. Our mature population is underrepresented in urban planning, exacerbating the social isolation that contributes to higher mortality rates.
Day 3 of the festival will deal with how we can change our approach to planning for the older adults, towards better physical and mental health and access to participating and benefitting fully from city life.
Update: Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to bad weather.