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Catering for all generations through age-friendly architecture and design

Published on: May 17, 2023

The world population is growing older at a must faster pace than in the past. Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years will nearly double from 12 per cent to 22 per cent, according to World Health Organization (WHO). At the same time, people worldwide are living longer leading to a shift in distribution of a country’s population towards older ages.  

An age-friendly built environment fosters opportunities

New opportunities arise from living longer, not only for the elderly and their families, but also for societies at large. People’s physical and social environments have a significant impact on their opportunities to experience healthy, active and fulfilling aging.  

At Sweco, architects, engineers and other experts cater for an age-friendly built environment that enables the shift towards sustainable urban areas for all ages. Through housing, green spaces, public spaces and transport that accommodate lives of older people, Sweco’s experts are working closely in client projects to create opportunities for elderly to enhance their independent living ability, improve quality of life and enable participation in their communities.