Coping with Demographic Change in the Alpine Regions: by Thomas Bausch, Madeleine Koch, Alexander Veser

By Thomas Bausch, Madeleine Koch, Alexander Veser

Europe’s inhabitants is getting older and lowering. Demographic swap is making not just local and territorial model valuable, but additionally new region-specific spatial making plans and neighborhood improvement. This book focusses on demographic switch and its implications for the economic system and social structures within the Alpine components, which fluctuate commonly from their surrounding metropolitan components. It offers a selected nearby in-depth learn as a way to aid identify appropriate edition and improvement courses. It covers a number of facets together with demographic research, onsite participatory suggestions and implementation techniques, in addition to generalized model concepts. stories on pilot activities in quite a few areas around the Alps show how demographic switch will be approached from a practitioner’s viewpoint. the amount relies at the result of the venture DEMOCHANGE, which was once co-funded via the eu local improvement Fund within the body of the eu Territorial Cooperation "Alpine area" program.

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This phenomenon was called in a report from Salzburg region “competition between wealthy and elderly amenity migrants and young local families”. Smaller settlements prevail in the selected regions which is reflected in a moderate provision of health services including pharmacies, doctors, hospitals. g. in Škofja Loka Hills. In touristic regions accessibility to the general doctor improves seasonally during summer or winter, yet the specialist’s treatment is usually available in distant regional centres of higher importance, which now in these times of an aging society and an increased demand for health care provision, present an important obstacle to an adequate quality of life.

Five main demographic types could be identified: urban areas, dynamic developing areas, rural out-migration areas, rural in-migration areas. In addition the Alpine metropolises around the core mountain territory were fond each as singular type with specific characteristics. 1 Typology of NUTS 3-Level Regions Based on Demographic Indicators A typology of demographic regional types in the Alpine Space can be an important basis for the development of adaptation strategies to demographic change. Depending on the demographic challenges in a region, adaptation processes will differ and different strategic options and measures will be adequate.

080 population population denstity size 2010 2009 alpine, urbanized dynamic city / rural areas aging rural 187 100,0% 1 3 total 3 37 2 37 1 demographic numregion ber type 3 Demographic Regional Types in the Alps: Results of a Cluster Analysis 25 26 G. Ainz, N. Kripgans large valleys as well. Rather high population density. The higher share of people at working age (15–64 years) is distinctive for quite a dynamic economic development. The share of older residents (above 64 years) is clearly below average.

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