Age-Friendly Environments in Utrecht

Age-Friendly Environments in Utrecht

Client / Funding programme:
Adviescommissie Ouderenbeleid Utrecht (ACO) (Older people’s council of the city of Utrecht)

Start and end dates:
15/10/2018 – 15/12/2018

Willeke van Staalduinen

AFEdemy role in the project:
Researcher and presenter

☐ Coordination
☐ Training
☐ Curriculum development
☐ e-Learning Platform
☐ Networking
☐ Policy recommendation


ACO Utrecht prepares an action plan with topics of age-friendly Utrecht for the following years. They want to involve the WHO concept on age-friendly cities as guideline for their plans and focus.

AFEdemy visited two different neighbourhoods in Utrecht (Utrecht-Oost and Utrecht-Overvecht) to investigate and make pictures of issues/challenges older people are facing in these neighbourhoods. The main focus is on the social and physical outdoor environments and the provisions of the municipality. The WHO-concept and the results of these visits are being presented by AFEdemy during a meeting with members of the City Council, older people organisations and other interest group organisations.


Preparation action plan age-friendly Utrecht by ACO Utrecht

AFE Related Topics

Outdoor spaces and buildings
Social participation
Transport and mobility
Social inclusion and non-discrimination
Civic engagement and employment
Communication and information
Community and health services

Target Audience

Older people, members of city council, other interest groups


  • Presentation WHO-concept and results inventory age-friendly environments Utrecht-Oost and Utrecht-Overvecht
  • Minutes of the meeting of the older people’s council in Utrecht:


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