Ten questions concerning age-friendly cities and communities and the built environment
Joost Van Hoof , Hannah R. Marston , Jan Kazak , T. Buffel
AbstractThe development of ‘age-friendly cities’ has become a major area of work in the field of ageing and the built environment. This movement is driven by the observation that cities are home to an ever-increasing ageing population. Over the past decade, a multitude of age-friendly initiatives have been developed with the aim of making physical and social environments more favourable for older people's well-being, health and ability to live in the community. This article explores ten key questions associated with the age-friendly cities and communities' movement, with a particular focus on the built environment. It provides an overview of the history of the age-friendly cities' movement and the underlying models, the aspects of the built environment that are relevant for age-friendly cities, the ways age-friendliness can be evaluated, and the interactions between age-friendly cities initiatives and other strategic agendas such as smart cities. The paper concludes by discussing future perspectives and possible directions for further development of the age-friendly movement.
|Journal series||Building and Environment, ISSN 0360-1323, e-ISSN 1873-684X, (N/A 200 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||1.25|
|Keywords in English||Older people, Built environment, Housing, Age-friendly cities, Smart cities, WHO, Review, Technology|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ;|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 200.0, 21-05-2021, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0; : 2018 = 2.198; : 2019 = 4.971 (2) - 2019=5.459 (5)|
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