Funded by the European Commission over three years, the URBANAGE project aimed to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of older people living in urban areas. This was achieved by creating and promoting age-friendly solutions and a set of tools with the goal of creating more inclusive, more resilient, age-friendly cities.

The project involved 11 partners from six European countries, as well as a network of experts, stakeholders, and older people themselves. The project outcomes included:

  • Urban planning: The URBANAGE Ecosystem Platform provides a range of tools and services that help urban planners, local authorities and older people act now, and make better evidence-based planning, operational decisions, and longer-term policy choices.
  • Age-friendly solutions: URBANAGE was piloted in the Flanders Region (Belgium), Helsinki (Finland), and Santander (Spain). All the pilots recognised the importance of translating the needs of the citizen into data and then into solutions.
  • Older people engagement, realising the importance of including older people in decision-making processes.

All results from the URBANAGE project are available on its dedicated website, following the link below.