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Public Voting begins: May 22nd 2020
Public Voting ends: June 12th 2020
Result Announcement: June 22nd 2020


Population ageing - an increase in the proportion of older people in a population.
As one of the most significant social changes of the 21st century, to impact all sectors including labor and financial markets, housing, health care and social protection.
By 2050, to double reaching 2.1 billion. Increased life expectancy and decreased fertility rates mean that older populations in developing regions are growing at higher rates when compared to those in developed regions. Estimations project that by 2050, 79 percent of the world’s older population will in developing regions.
Even though an increase in longevity an increase in the standard of living, population ageing comes with its own pros and cons.
While worldwide estimates of older populations living on their own vary, there has been a significant increase in this percentage, along with a decrease in the percentage of the older generation wanting to - with their children or extended family.
On the flip side studies have also shown an increase in social and health concerns the older population. With a focus on the psychological wellbeing of the older population who live independently, showing the negative effects of social isolation and neglect of self-care needs.
, how can we as designers recognize the needs of the older generation, with a focus on housing and social protection? How can they How can we navigate these changes?



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