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This is how we create the age-friendly smart city

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Shutterstock Sonja Pedell, Swinburne University of Technology et Ann Borda, The University of Melbourne Senior citizens need help and encouragement to remain active as they age in their own communities.

 

Given the choice, that’s what most would prefer. The smart city can provide the digital infrastructure for them to find and tailor the local neighbourhood information they need to achieve this.

 

Australia has a growing population of older adults, the majority living in cities. The challenge, then, is to ensure city environments meet their needs and personal goals.

 

Our research shows senior citizens want to pursue active ageing as a positive experience.

 

This depends on them being able to stay healthy, participate in their community and feel secure.

 

Most city planning efforts to encourage active (...)

 

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