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Plan Better

In an era of aging populations, the URBANAGE ecosystem makes it easier for urban planners, decision-makers, and older adults to better co-design and develop inclusive, healthier, and happier cities where people can retain their independence for longer.

Powerful big data analytical models, citizen co-creation channels, and digital twin capabilities help people understand the impact of existing and potential planning actions on older generations. As a result cities can make better evidence-based planning choices to solve real citizen needs, and address societal challenges to develop

age-friendly cities

European Urban Populations are Getting Older

Older populations pose challenges for cities including access to services, mobility, social isolation, healthcare and more. The speed and impact of this demograpgic change means cities need to act now to ensure their cities are inclusive, welcoming and supportive of older adults.

URBANAGE Solutions Support Age-Friendly Cities

The open URBANAGE platform provides a range of data-based visualisation tools and analytical services which make it easier to understand the complex interrelation between urban factors and expected impacts of potential changes on the population, especially older residents. This intelligence helps you make better evidence-based planning, operational decisions and longer term policy choices to create more liveable, accessible and inclusive age-friendly cities that work for all.

Improved Planning

Make planning decisions based on a unified view of urban situations with older people's real needs based on participatory data collection and predictive simulations

Better Citizen Experience

Act quickly and seamlessly on the real needs of older citizens, better interact with them and help people understand why certain planning or operational decisions have been made

Increased value for money

Experiment with different planning options online, exploring impacts by simulating various scenarios, rather than running multiple costly on-the-ground pilots

Old Fashioned Library

Lessons Learned: Lessons Learned for Urban Planning

URBANAGE is delighted to share its newly prepared technical lessons learned, first shared at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, in November 2023.

Read the lessons >

Latest Results

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URBANAGE Final Conference: Shaping Tomorrow's Age-friendly Cities at Smart City Expo World Congress 


URBANAGE showcased a series of dynamic presentations and hands-on demo sessions that unified influential figures and propelled discussions on smarter, more sustainable age-friendly cities.

Find out more >

Using a Computer in a Blind Alley

URBANAGE Impact: Have a say!

Participate in our brief questionnaire and provide us with invaluable information about the unique challenges and opportunities that may exist in your area, ultimately guiding us in tailoring our solutions to meet the specific needs of your community.

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Flanders : Find out how Frans is finds a cool and comfortable spot in the city to meet his friends.

The Flanders region of Belgium will support policymakers in developing age-friendly cities through  through evidence based decisions, unlocked by combining geo and social data.

Learn more about Flanders's pilot >

Use Cases and Urban Test Beds

Helsinki: Meet Hanna as she seeks to find out about hidden issues for older citizens.

Helsinki's advanced city services are designed for general public needs. As its population ages the city would like to use its digital twin to better locate and solve issues for older adults.

Learn more about Helsinki's pilot >

Santander: See Antonio explore which neighbourhoods to prioritise age-friendly investment.    

Santander has a population older than the regional average. To ensure urban services are accessible for all the city will harness digital twin technology for urban design impact exploration 

Learn more about Santander's pilot >


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