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Age-friendly cities and communities

A global perspective

Published

1 Feb 2019

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276 pages

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Ageing in a Global Context

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978-1447331346

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234 x 156 mm

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17 Jan 2018

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Ageing in a Global Context

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234 x 156 mm

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17 Jan 2018

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276 pages

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Ageing in a Global Context

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234 x 156 mm

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Ageing in a Global Context

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As the drive towards creating age-friendly cities grows, this important book provides a comprehensive survey of theories and policies aimed at improving the quality of life of older people living in urban areas.

In this book, part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, leading international researchers critically assess the problems and the potential of designing age-friendly environments. The book considers the different ways in which cities are responding to population ageing, the different strategies for developing age-friendly communities, and the extent to which older people themselves can be involved in the co-production of age-friendly policies and practices.

The book includes a manifesto for the age-friendly movement, focused around tackling social inequality and promoting community empowerment.

Tine Buffel is a research fellow in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. She has published extensively on age-friendly issues and the impact of urban change and community life in old age.

Sophie Handler is an urban researcher currently working together with the University of Manchester and Age-friendly Manchester to help develop its Age-friendly strategy. She is the author of the Alternative Age-friendly Handbook.

Chris Phillipson is Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. He has published a number of general books in the field of ageing as well as a number of papers on age-friendly issues.

Part One:Age-friendly cities and communities; background, theory and development

Introduction ~ Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler and Chris Phillipson;

The development of age-friendly cities and communities ~ Samuèle Rémillard-Boilard;

Neighbourhood change, social inequalities and age-friendly communities ~ Fleur Thomése,Tine Buffel and Chris Phillipson;

Addressing erasure, microfication and social change: age-friendly initiatives and environmental gerontology in the 21st century ~ Jessica A. Kelley, Dale Dannefer and Luma Issa Al Masarweh;

Part Two: Case studies from Europe, Asia and Australia;

Age and gentrification in Berlin: urban ageing policy and the experiences of disadvantaged older people ~ Meredith Dale, Josefine Heusinger and Birgit Wolter;

Towards an “active caring community” in Brussels ~ An-Sofie Smetcoren, Liesbeth De Donder, Daan Duppen, Nico De Witte, Olivia Vanmechelen and Dominique Verté;

Exploring the age-friendliness of Hong Kong: opportunities, initiatives and challenges in an ageing Asian city ~ David Phillips, Jean Woo, Francis Cheung, Moses Wong and Pui Hing Chau;

Creating an age-friendly county in Ireland: stakeholders' perspectives on implementation ~ Bernard McDonald, Thomas Scharf and Kieran Walsh;

Implementing age-friendly cities in Australia ~ Hal Kendig, Cathy Gong and Lisa Cannon;

Part Three: Age-friendly policies, urban design and a manifesto for change;

From representation to active ageing in a Manchester neighbourhood: designing the age-friendly city ~ Stefan White and Mark Hammond;

Alternative age-friendly initiatives: redefining age-friendly design ~ Sophie Handler;

Developing age-friendly policies for cities: strategies, challenges and reflections ~ Paul McGarry;

The age-friendly community: a test for inclusivity ~ Sheila Peace, Jeanne Katz, Caroline Holland and Rebecca L. Jones;

Age-friendly cities and communities: a manifesto for change ~ Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler and Chris Phillipson.

"An invaluable resource for anybody interested in the global age-friendly movement and a clear and insightful agenda for future action." Alana Officer, responsible for the World Health Organization’s Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities