According the the Milken Institute, the urban landscape already holds resources—human, organizational, and technological—that can transform aging lives. From intergenerational mixed-use neighborhoods to smart city technologies and integrated housing and healthcare models, there is progress. But too many local leaders still overlook the connection between aging policies and their cities’ vitality and sustainability.
“Age-Forward Cities for 2030” is intended by Milken Institute to offer examples for our urban future. By integrating population aging into strategies for growth, inclusion, and resiliency, cities can implement solutions that will strengthen how we grow, build, and care for generations to come.
Among the work in Massachusetts that is called out in the report are UMass-Boston’s Elder Economic Security Index, Beacon Hill Village, the Nesterly home-sharing online platform, and the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority.
The report includes programs and examples of Age-Friendly initiatives from across the country that are valuable for any community considering how to better support older adults.