THE CONCEPT OF A SMART CITY IN THE CONTEXT OF AN AGEING POPULATION

  • Anna Brdulak Institute of Logistics, WSB University in Wroclaw

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to highlight the issues of smart cities in the context of a dynamic increase in the number of the elderly. From the point of view of urban development, the discussion about shaping cities in a way that would guarantee a high standard of living of their inhabitants becomes particularly topical. The process of urban planning should take into account the expectations of both citizens and investors. Developing a coherent strategy, based on cooperation between various groups of interest, will allow to create a city tailored to the needs of its “users” as well as to involve citizens in city management. From this perspective, it seems that the primary task of a smart city is to emphasize the significance of building social capital. The study focuses on a detailed analysis of the problems faced by the elderly in urban areas, including the issue of transportation. 

Published
Dec 19, 2017
How to Cite
BRDULAK, Anna. THE CONCEPT OF A SMART CITY IN THE CONTEXT OF AN AGEING POPULATION. Transport Economics and Logistics, [S.l.], v. 68, p. 65-75, dec. 2017. ISSN 2657-6104. Available at: <http://www.znetil.ug.edu.pl/index.php/etil/article/view/95>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5604/01.3001.0010.5323.
Section
Modelling of logistics processes and systems (English version)