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Smart cities are age-friendly cities | NewsRoom

For our cities to be smart, they'll have to cater for our rapidly-ageing population, writes the University of Auckland's Claire Dale

In response to the recent article by Jamie Morton in the NZ Herald 'Auckland smartens up its thinking', which outlined our smart city potential, I’d like to raise an issue not being addressed. This is the urgent need for New Zealand’s cities to be made age-friendly.

Over summer I co-supervised a University of Auckland Summer Scholar research paper by undergraduate student Nancy Chen that looked at ways of creating age-friendly environments. What follows are some of the findings.
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