We are delighted to provide a recording of the event Reimagining Cities in Post-Pandemic: “Agequake” Challenges and Opportunities. The event comprises the voices of the previous winners of the “Integrated Communities: A Society for All Ages” Competition who have completed their fellowship sponsored by the Society for Agequake Student Designers.
The fellowships provide future leadership and meaningful opportunities for winners to give back to their local society, particularly older persons by applying their knowledge and expertise to be of service to those at the regional and local levels, in the public and private sector and to NGOs.
Overview: Urban October is an opportunity for everyone to be part of the conversation about the challenges and opportunities created by the “Agequake” fast rate increase of population ageing in our cities and towns. Viewing as a framework of support for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals – 3: health and well-being for all ages, 11: inclusive cities and 17: public/private partnerships the session’s non-traditional gathering of new global leaders and experts to leverage their insights and wisdom to address three key elements for enhancing “Better Living ..Adding Life to Years” by connecting the dots of the inter-linked SDG’s, New Urban Agenda, technology and smart cities as more “human oriented cities” … a practical holistic mindset!. In 2019, there were 703 million persons aged 65 years or over in the global population. This number is projected to double to 1.5 billion in 2050. Globally, the share of the population aged 65 years or over increased from 6 per cent in 1990 to 9 per cent in 2019…Thus, a Sleeping Giant …the “AGEQUAKE.”
Reimagining Cities in Post-Pandemic: “Agequake”: Challenges and Opportunities
Voices will address: Historic Past, The New Reality, The Near and Not so Near Future
This virtual, free session has been organized in support of World Cities Day and the United Nations 75 Anniversary in cooperation with United Nations and related organizations. Please extend this invite to others….thanks
“ This is the age of ageing, But it’s only the dawn of that age.”
H.E. Julia Alvarez, Former Ambassador for the Dominican Republic to the UN.