Creating safe and inclusive cities for an ageing population

Chaiechi, Taha (2023) Creating safe and inclusive cities for an ageing population. Opinion and Blog, 2nd June 2023.

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[Extract] The concept of a liveable city can be traced back to ancient times when city planners placed a strong emphasis on creating urban environments that were safe, clean, and comfortable for residents. For example, the ancient Greek and Roman cities are well known for their well-planned streets, marketplaces, places of worship, public spaces, sophisticated water and sanitation systems (to prevent the spread of diseases), and interesting buildings, which were designed to promote community interaction and civic engagement. Later during the Middle Ages, the concept of liveability expanded to include safety and protection against outside threats and dangers, so cities became equipped with grand city walls, gates and defensive infrastructure. The concept of liveability has continued to evolve ever since.

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