The overall physical and mental health of populations is associated with factors such as age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, employment, education, and housing, as well as external factors such as living conditions and the environment. Living in a large urban area can impact our health and sense of well-being through access to health services and recreational opportunities. These are key components to a good quality of life and high average age. Educational achievement is essential for effective participation in society. Increasingly, urban societies are becoming knowledge-based and urban economies require innovative solutions to meet market demands. People‟s ability to keep updating skills during their working lives is important if they are to keep pace with rapidly changing work environments. Access to life-long learning opportunities is also related to people‟s need for self-fulfillment and self-determination.