Sustainability under Rapid Demographic Change

Workshop and plenary at the AGS Annual Meeting 2010
18 March 2010, The University of Tokyo, Japan

How can societies progress towards sustainability under rapid demographic change? This was a key issue at the AGS Annual Meeting 2010. The demographic structure of most developed countries is changing dramatically as a result of people living longer but having fewer children. At the same time, these societies must make drastic changes in the use of energy and natural resources to move towards environmental sustainability. (more…)

Urban futures for an extended life – Chalmers workshop

2 December 2009, Chalmers Teknikpark
Urban futures for an extended life – the sustainability and technology implications of centenarians

The AGS at Chalmers workshop on ageing society and sustainability was to provide a transdisciplinary arena for academics and society to discuss the demographic change, globally, towards an ageing society and the implications for sustainability. The outcome of the workshop was recommendations for research areas for the AGS partnership. (more…)