Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Cities are designed for a mythical average person – super-mobile, without dependants or disabilities but with a cast-iron bladder.

"Cities are designed for a mythical average person – super-mobile, without dependants or disabilities but with a cast-iron bladder. This person is more likely to be young than old. And yet by 2030, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities and, in high-income societies, a quarter of them will be over the age of 60."


 She reckons Manchester and Lyons are exemplary in terms of 'elder friendly' design, is this true?

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