Hypothesis: Ageing population requires adaptation and offers opportunities for Alpine areas
Birth rates and migration leads to regional disparities be-tween growing urban areas and stagnating or declining rural areas → selective migration resulting in a) young people moving towards cities and b) elderly staying in rural areas or moving to attractive destinations (amenity migration) → companies need to adapt services and goods to ageing con-sumers and their increasing demands → also voluntary work and community engagement among young retired persons becomes an increasingly important asset for civil society →dependency on good accessibility to basic/public services will increase as well → spatial development needs to consider this new composition of demand and supply in infrastructures and economic structures as well as the crucial role of maintaining and relocating jobs to mountain areas in order to create attractive framework conditions for young people and families.
Projects that address this hypothesis
* Access * Demochange * Sphera
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