On 15th-17th of February 2021, the URBANAGE (Enhanced URBAN planning for AGE-friendly cities through disruptive technologies) project consortium held its Kick-off meeting.  URBANAGE Horizon 2020 project assesses the potential benefits, risks and impact of implementing a long-term sustainable framework for data-driven decision-making in the field of urban planning for aging well in cities. This model will be developed through an inclusive co-creation strategy with relevant stakeholders (public servants) and users (older adults) and based on a decision-support Ecosystem that integrates multidimensional Big Data analysis; modelling and simulation with Artificial Intelligence algorithms, visualization through Urban Digital Twins, and gamification for enhanced engagement purposes. Based on a thorough understanding of users’ needs, it will be validated by piloting use-cases in three local planning systems in Europe (Helsinki, Santander and Flanders).

The URBANAGE project is a collaboration between 12 partners from 6 countries: Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. (Italy), that is coordinating the project; iMEC (Belgium), University of Helsinki (Finland); Forum Virium Helsinki (Finland); Informatie vlaanderen (Belgium); Santander (Spain); AGE Platform Europe (Belgium); Tecnalia (Spain); Athens Technology Center (Greece); Consulting Informatico (Spain); 21C (United Kingdom); AAL Programme (Belgium).

For more information about the URBANAGE project please visit the project website.