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Towards inclusive built environments for older adults

Atiya Mahmood and Norah Keating

in From exclusion to inclusion in old age: A global challenge

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847427731
eISBN:
9781847427731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427731.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The built environment, encompassing people's homes and the immediate neighbourhoods and communities that surround the home, represents an important context for older people's inclusion or exclusion. ... More


The development of age-friendly cities and communities

Samuèle Rémillard-Boilard

in Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447331315
eISBN:
9781447331339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331315.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Chapter 2 provides an overview of the contributing factors which have led to the development of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities (AFCC). It focuses on the influence of the World Health ... More


Interrogating the ‘age-friendly community’ in austerity: myths, realities and the influence of place context

Kieran Walsh

in Ageing through austerity: Critical perspectives from Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447316237
eISBN:
9781447316244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316237.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

As a means of strengthening older people’s environmental relationships the age-friendly concept has been applied to communities, cities and larger regions. In the current economic climate, however, ... More


Exploring Older Adults’ Experiences of Urban Space in the COVID-19 Lockdowns: Dutch and British Perspectives

Tess Osborne, Arlinde Dul, and Louise Meijering

in Volume 3: Public Space and Mobility

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529219005
eISBN:
9781529219036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529219005.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the implementation of social distancing protocols to hinder the spread of the virus. Older adults, who are acknowledged to be vulnerable to the ... More


Introduction

Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler, and Chris Phillipson

in Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447331315
eISBN:
9781447331339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331315.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The first chapter provides an introduction to the book. It starts with sketching the background for developing age-friendly cities and communities. It then presents the aims and key research ... More


Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: A Global Perspective

Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler, and Chris Phillipson (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447331315
eISBN:
9781447331339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331315.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The book provides a comprehensive analysis of research and policies examining the development of age-friendly cities and communities. The chapters examine the theoretical assumptions behind the idea ... More


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