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ILC-BR President Alexandre Kalache on how urban planning responds to the needs of older people

The Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum is convened by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and is the first of its kind in Asia to focus on metropolitan social issues. The event offers opportunity for dialogue between philanthropists, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, policymakers, academics and representatives of NGOs.

Alexandre Kalache participated, together with Jane Barratt, Secretary General of IFA and Dr Law Chi-kwong, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Labour and Welfare. The session explored what turns a city into an age-friendly place and how they differ with respect to ageing populations. The experts also discussed innovative examples from around the world.

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As part of their Delivering prevention in an ageing world programme, ILC-UK are asking for input on how we can deliver prevention in an ageing world.

In the video below, Arun Himawan, Research Fellow at ILC-UK and Member of the ILC Global Alliance Committee on Gender and Ageing argues that if we want a society that works for all ages, it also needs to be a society that works for all genders, all ethnicities, all sexualities, all abilities.

A new global project titled "Re-imagining Environments for Connection and Engagement: Testing Actions for Social Prescribing in Natural Spaces" (RECETAS) will address the loneliness created by the COVID-19 pandemic through interaction with nature in six cities in Europe, Latin America, and Australia.

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