Silver City: The Future of Aging
It has taken Singapore 50 years to transform itself into a first-world nation but like any other country, Singapore faces challenges in the future. One of the nation’s greatest concerns is a fast greying population. Today, the elderly faces serious challenges of loneliness, health care and immobility. With rapid aging, this challenge will escalate year on year.
To cope with the silver tsunami, upgrading our infrastructure, healthcare and social institutions are necessary to meet the needs of the growing elderly population. Designers and technicians are launching a search for solutions; new kind of buildings, lifestyles, and ways of caring. But can design and technology really help our society face the challenges of growing old? Find out how urban planners, architects and technologists develop future solutions for the future old.