Age-Smart Oslo will explore the relationship between technology and the promotion of Age-Friendly Cities. This page is part of the research project: “The Role Of Technology In Promoting Age-friendly Cities: The Case Of Oslo”, developed at the Programme in Social Work and Social Policy at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences.
Population ageing and urbanization are two global trends that together comprise major forces shaping the 21st century. At the same time as cities are growing, their share of residents aged 60 years and more is increasing.
Older people are a resource for their families, communities and economies, but their potential contribution is not automatically guaranteed. To a large extent, it will depend on the existence of a supportive and enabling living environment.
Apart from population ageing and urbanization, there is a third major force that will continue to decisively influence our collective organization: The relationship between technology and society.
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