Shrinking cities. Another consequence of the ageing population.

China’s older industrial boom towns are already on a downward slope. Almost one in ten American cities is shrinking. So are more than a third of German ones—and the number is growing. All overwhelmed by the greater power of demographic contraction.

This article in the Economist suggest a solution is to acquire empty offices and homes, knock them down and return the land to nature—something that has worked in the east German city of Dessau-Rosslau and in Pittsburgh in America.

While the dramatic consequence of population ageing and declining birthrates is palpable and growing, businesses still turn a blind eye.

Wake up and smell the demographics!