As the fastest-growing demographic in the capital, older people will have a huge impact on the future of London. By 2035, the number of over-60s in London is expected to increase to almost two million; a 48% jump. The built environment has a huge impact on the experience of ageing, affecting those who live, work or visit London.
Built environment professionals have a key role to play to ensure the biggest demographic age group has a positive experience of growing old in the capital. To get this right, the implications for planning, design, services and management are wide-ranging and require a cross-disciplinary approach. In Whitehall and across the UK, the challenge of our ageing population is surging up the agenda, but there is still much to be done.
With support and input from project partners Arup, Barton Willmore, British Land and Pollard Thomas Edwards, Future of London identified best practice, innovation and practical recommendations for creating healthy environments for ageing. The final report asked how older people will afford the housing they want, and as a sector, how can we afford to provide the amenities they need.
Contact: Nicola Mathers
The final report for this project offers case studies and calls to action for stakeholders involved in housing delivery. Download the report.
The executive summary outlines the project and recommendations. Download the executive summary.
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