In this paper Romain Vuattoux puts in perspective the size and scale of the challenges Shanghai is starting to face with its aging population, and demonstrates that it is an unprecedented phenomenon in terms of speed and scale for a developing country. The paper looks at mobility and differentiates the term from just transport to include the concept of accessibility. This paper looks at how Shanghai can improve mobility and accessibility for its transport with a focus on the physical challenges in planning that need to be considered for elderly. Barriers to both mobility and accessibility are identified. Results show that both an interdisciplinary approach and good land use planning must combine to break these barriers.
Mr. Vuattoux’s research paper in its entirety is available here.