A presentation conducted by Dr Agnieszka Labus, Silesian University of Technology. Presented on Wednesday the 2nd of October 2013. …
A presentation conducted by Dr Agnieszka Labus, Silesian University of Technology. Presented on Wednesday the 2nd of October 2013.
The key question is: how can transport infrastructure provide senior citizens with access to a variety of areas, including housing areas and basic services, in order to prevent their exclusion from society? According to the OECD (2003),
solutions can be found in integration services systems and reduced spatial distances, which contribute to a more compact urban structure in the development of future cities,
and thus supported economic growth and urban renewal.
There are many links the transport infrastructure in the sustainable development, among which, two aspects seem to be the most important. On the one hand, urban streets, should not only allow the smooth movement of vehicles, but to public spaces, social, with a small architecture, frontages,
bike paths, etc., providing accessible and safe access to various locations in the city. On the other hand, the grid of streets in dense urban multifunctional structure can be used to support and motivate the senior citizens to take part in social networking in local venues and local services. The appropriate density of development and the street grid reduces the need to use transport and makes more efficient use of infrastructure. Three selected European cities serve as model cities in terms of demographic changes.