Ageing and Life Course

2nd International Conference on Age-friendly Cities

9-11 September 2013, Québec City, Canada

The 2nd International Conference on Age-Friendly Cities was held in Québec City, Canada on 9-11 September 2013.

The Conference brought together over 700 elected officials, municipal administrators, practitioners, academics and older people from 46 countries, to share their knowledge and experience on age-friendly community initiatives. The conference provided an important opportunity to exchange on: how age-friendly cities can be a force for social innovation; the roles that different stakeholders can play; how to link the built and social environments and ways in which age-friendly initiatives can be evaluated.

The conference was also a catalyst for addressing identified knowledge gaps. For example a new research project, designed by African participants at the conference and WHO, will explore what an age-friendly environment means in three countries in Africa.

Presentations and videos of the plenary sessions can be viewed on the Conference website – see related links.

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