IAGG/WHO Special Symposium on Age Friendly Cities – Metrics and Evaluation Issues

20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
23–27 June 2013, Seoul, Republic of Korea

IAGG 2013

The WHO Kobe Centre organized the “IAGG/WHO Special Symposium on Age Friendly Cities – Metrics and Evaluation Issues” at the 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics on 26 June, 2013, in Seoul, Korea. The Symposium received sponsorship from the Seoul Metropolitan Government, which recently joined the WHO Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities.

The World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics is a major vehicle through which IAGG achieves its objectives. Held every four years, internationally recognized experts in gerontology and geriatrics share their knowledge and experience through plenary presentations, invited symposia, paper and poster sessions. The 20th World Congress of Gerontology was held in Seoul, Korea from June 23rd to 27th, 2013.

The IAGG/WHO Special Symposium featured WHO Kobe Centre’s presentation of its achievements so far in developing indicators for monitoring the age-friendliness of cities, globally. The Symposium was chaired by John Beard, Director, WHO Dept of Ageing and Life Course. Other presentations highlighted age-friendly city initiatives and evaluation efforts among the Global Alliance for Healthy Cities in the Western Pacific Region and Japanese municipalities participating in the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES), as well as in the Age Friendly Cities of Ottawa, Canada and Seoul, Korea. Active discussions with the audience generated valuable inputs which will contribute to the further development of indicators for age-friendly cities.

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IAGG/WHO Special Symposium on Age Friendly Cities
– Metrics and Evaluation Issues

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