By Thomas Bausch, Madeleine Koch, Alexander Veser
Europe’s inhabitants is getting older and lowering. Demographic switch is making not just nearby and territorial model important, but additionally new region-specific spatial making plans and neighborhood improvement. This booklet focusses on demographic swap and its implications for the financial system and social structures within the Alpine components, which fluctuate largely from their surrounding metropolitan components. It presents a selected nearby in-depth examine which will support identify appropriate version and improvement courses. It covers numerous facets together with demographic research, onsite participatory techniques and implementation procedures, in addition to generalized model innovations. experiences on pilot activities in a number of areas around the Alps display how demographic switch should be approached from a practitioner’s point of view. the amount relies at the result of the venture DEMOCHANGE, which used to be co-funded by way of the eu nearby improvement Fund within the body of the eu Territorial Cooperation "Alpine house" program.
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