Posts Tagged ‘Demographic Change’

For Healthy Ageing In European Cities

In the cult movie, Logan’s Run, citizens are terminated at the age of 30. The plot focuses on the efforts of the eponymous hero as he makes his attempt to escape the city and prolong his life into middle age. Nowadays, applying the Logan’s Run rule would empty many of Europe’s cities. Across Europe, the […]

By Eddy Adams, on March 28th, 2014 at 17:04

A Loosing Combination for Romanian Cities? Shrinking Population and Urban Sprawl

Romanian cities, in less than 20 years, as many European cities, had to cope with two major challenges: industrial restructuring after 1990 and the economic crisis which started in 2008. Additionally, Romanian cities had to adapt to new economic approaches, after more than 40 years with  a centralized system during the communist period. With a […]

By Alina Andreea Băileşteanu, on February 27th, 2013 at 16:32

Shrink Smart : A Challenge for Polish Cities

While the urban population is growing extremely fast in the world, some cities are shrinking dramatically, especially in Europe. It poses a series of problems in terms of liveability, sustainability and rehabilitation. Here the URBACT National Dissemination Point in Poland presents the case of two Polish cities – Bytom and Sosnowiec – that have explored solutions […]

By Segolene Pruvot, on February 20th, 2013 at 14:01

Ageing Society and Housing Futures

The fact that many countries are experiencing a structural shift in demographic composition provoked by ageing populations has take some time to gain universal awareness. It seems only some years ago that early retirement or shorter working weeks were being promoted to create space in the labour market for a younger work force (60 year […]

By URBACT, on June 7th, 2010 at 11:58