AECOM Impact Blog: The Effects of a Silver Future

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AECOM Impact Blog: The Effects of a Silver Future

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In this feature, Dr. Thomas Tang, AECOM corporate sustainability director in Asia, shares his views on the possible social effects of a future with a disproportionately larger elderly population.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 9:00am

CAMPAIGN: Thought Leadership

CONTENT: Blog

By: Dr. Thomas S.K. Tang
AECOM Corporate Sustainability Director, Asia

Longevity, in general, will increase through better health care and lifestyle. The challenge that faces us in the future is that we will be supporting an aged population with limited means. This phenomena of a disproportionately larger elderly population compared to all age groups will be most marked in urban centres as city dwellers tend to have shrinking birthrates.

So how do we deal with the dilemma of this social time bomb that is ticking inexorably towards detonation?

Check out AECOM's Impact blog for Tang's views on the possible social effects of a future with a disproportionately larger elderly population.

 

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Ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm, with a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.  With approximately 45,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves.  AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments.  A Fortune 500 company, AECOM had revenue of $7.9 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2014.  More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

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CAMPAIGN: Thought Leadership

CONTENT: Blog

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