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Age-Forward 2030

By 2030, there will be more people over the age of 60 worldwide than there will be under the age of 10. The United States, like the rest of the world, is experiencing a demographic age shift that is both urban and distinctly diverse. Will your community be prepared?

The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging’s Best Cities for Successful Aging (BCSA) index compares and ranks the performance of 381 U.S. metropolitan areas in promoting successful aging. With a goal of sparking local, regional, and national discussion, the BCSA index generates virtuous competition among cities to improve the conditions that affect aging Americans. Recognizing the power of cities to change the landscape of aging and serve as incubators of innovation, the Center launched the Mayor’s Pledge in 2014 to encourage civic leaders to join the movement for purposeful, healthy aging.

Building upon the success of BCSA and the World Health Organization’s Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities, Age-Forward 2030 challenges cities and communities prepare for an older, increasingly diverse, and economically stratified population by integrating population aging into strategies for economic growth, inclusion, and resiliency. The Age-Forward 2030 initiative will provide a roadmap for policymakers, business leaders, and urban innovators to enable purposeful, productive, and healthy aging and enhance urban livability for all. 

Age-Forward Priority Areas

Age-Forward Economic Development                                                                                        How We Grow

Inclusion for All Ages: Designing a 21st Century City                                                               How We Build

Resilient Networks for Healthy Aging                                                                                      How We Connect

For more information, visit aging.milkeninstitute.org.