Our strength lies in the interdisciplinary approach and innovative perspectives of our team of experts in the field. For clients facing concrete challenges with regards to demographic change, we also offer client-specific project consulting, providing them with concrete recommendations quickly. We use the unique opportunity to unite the knowledge and perspectives of experts from different research disciplines to propose solutions.
The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center offers comprehensive consultancy services to government agencies, NGOs as well as the corporate world to help the society in living longer lives. Our expertise lies in the design and implementation of policy-focused and practise based solutions that uses latest research in the field of aging to address practical needs of an organization.
As population aging and rapid urbanization continue to impact the demographic composition of metropolitan environments worldwide, it will become increasingly important for cities and communities to devise policies and programs to better meet the needs of their older residents.
In 2006, as part of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Age-friendly Environments Programme, an international effort to address the environmental and social factors that contribute to active and healthy ageing, the WHO created the Global Age-friendly Cities Project to encourage cities across the global to engage in discussions with older residents to identify strengths and challenges to facilitating healthy aging in urban environments. To view a checklist of the essential features of age-friendly cities, click here.