The Next Urban Revolution: Reimagining Cities for an Aging Population

The Next Urban Revolution: Reimagining Cities for an Aging Population



The world population is aging, and McKinsey Global Institute reports that this "is a key factor in many of the cities in developed economies that are experiencing stagnant or declining population and whose economies are therefore under pressure." Given that the average age in urban centers is trending older, the pursuit of healthy, productive, and purposeful aging must become a priority for civic leaders. With continuing partisanship and discord at the federal level, America's cities are poised to lead the incubation of innovations and solutions in response to these new realities. How can we incent aging-ready city planning and infrastructure? Will business stakeholders across sectors recognize that competitiveness will depend, in part, on design and development that appeal to a growing population in the six decades of older age?

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Nora Super
Director of Policy and Programs, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute

James Anderson
Head of Government Innovation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Julián Castro
Dean's Distinguished Fellow; Fellow of the Dávila Chair in International Trade Policy, University of Texas at Austin; Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Thomas Lantzsch
Senior Vice President, General Manager, Internet of Things Group, Intel

Jaana Remes
Partner, McKinsey Global Institute

Published July 5, 2018