عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Aim: Today, the aging of the population is considered a big challenge for the cities and considering the increase in the elderly population in the near future, if this phenomenon is not properly recognized and planned to deal with it, it can become a social, economic and even political crisis. be at the level of the cities of the country. The purpose of this research is to investigate the general situation of aging in the cities of Gilan province, as the first ranking of aging in the country Informing city officials about the challenges caused by this new phenomenon on the urban space and planning to deal with it. The area studied in this research is Gilan province, where the urban elderly population has been investigated by city.
Methods:Documentary method and secondary data analysis were used in the current research. The statistical population of the research consists of the urban elderly of Gilan province.
Findings and Conclusion: The findings of the research showed that the cities of Gilan province have the highest rate of aging in the country, with an average of 7.5% of the elderly population; Among the cities of the province, Anzali city has the highest number of urban elderly in the province with about 9.9%. Also, most of the cities of the province are faced with the aging of the population and the prevalence of aging women is also evident in these cities. At the end of the proposals of this research, it has been achieved to provide solutions to deal with the consequences of aging and increase the role of the elderly in city planning as well as urban adaptation plans.