The Hague is expected to grow by about 5,000 residents each year until 2030 . While this comes with great opportunities for investment it also puts pressure on the housing market and challenges our city to densify.
With foreign immigration making up about half of this growth we will need to use effective ways to integrate newcomers into our society. Teaching language skills is one of the critical ingredients to successful integration.
The Hague’s population is also ageing, with solid growth in the number of 65 to 80 year-olds. Loneliness is a priority risk for this group. Maintaining quality of life and keeping this group self-reliant and connected will require innovative solutions.