(Working Paper by Willem van Vliet, Children, Youth amd Environments, University of Colorado. Jan. 2009).
Summary: This paper examines developments related to trends of population aging and discusses patterns and issues associated with youthful populations. It then reviews the emergence of a normative platform for creating child-friendly cities and argues that their characteristics significantly overlap with elder-friendly cities. This paper identifies benefits and challenges or synergistic efforts to create liveable cities for all ages. The conclusion suggests trategic steps and a framework for the formulation and implementation of appropriate policies.