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Livable Community Indicators for Sustainable Aging in Place

Source: Stanford Center on Longevity and MetLife Mature Market Institute, 2013
This report presents an indicator system for livable community characteristics that could promote sustainable aging in place. Sustainable aging in place involves helping older residents remain in their communities while also addressing the long-term economic, social, and environmental health of both current and future generations at every age. The indicators in this report are based on an extensive review of the research literature and existing checklists, as well as interviews with aging in place experts across the country.

Accessible Transportation Around the World

Source: Access Exchange International, June 2017
Transportation-to-school guide published by AEI. Follow-up activities to promote school transport. TRANSED conference on accessible transportation to be held in Taipei in November 2018. A fresh look at accessible public transport in Moscow. News and notes from Asia and Africa: Rail in India and Indonesia, bus rapid transit in Cartagena, report from 18th annual roundtable in Washington DC hosted by APTA, and more.

Housing for Older People in Singapore: An Annotated Bibliography

Source: Belinda Yuen and Emily Soh (Singapore University of Technology and Design), 2017
This paper presents an overview on the state of policy, practice and research on housing for older population in Singapore. It summarizes what and how Singapore has been delivering housing for an ageing population, where it is headed and priorities for the future. This is followed by an annotated bibliography, which seeks to contribute pertinent literature on housing for older population.

Measuring the Age-Friendliness of Cities: A Guide to Using Core Indicators

Source: World Health Organization, 2015
“Measuring the age-friendliness of cities: a guide to using core indicators” provides technical guidance on selecting and using core indicators for establishing baselines, setting goals/targets, monitoring and evaluating Age-friendly City initiatives. The guide is designed so that the indicators can be measured comparably across cities and countries, but also be adapted to various local contexts, depending on the user’s needs and objectives. The guide was developed by the WHO Centre for Health Development in Kobe, Japan, in collaboration with the WHO Department of Ageing and Life Course.

Developing a Strategy for Age-Friendly Greater Manchester

Source: University of Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing, February 2017
This report outlines a strategy for Greater Manchester (GM) to help achieve its ambition to be the first ‘age-friendly region’ in the United Kingdom. The report identifies several policy options designed to assist this objective, building on evidence about demographic, social and economic changes which are likely to affect the region over the next two decades.