International Perspectives on Age-Friendly Cities

by Kelly G. Fitzgerald & Francis G. Caro
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

Publication Date: September 15, 2015

ISBN: 9781317961703

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This book brings together recent scholarly work concerned with efforts around the world to transform cities so that they are more age-friendly. Common to all of the initiatives is recognition of the importance of the community environment for the well-being of the rapidly growing numbers of older people. The collection includes chapters that examine the circumstances in which communities currently undertake significant age-friendly initiatives, public-private collaboration in age-friendly initiatives, collaboration across institutional sectors in age-friendly initiatives, policies that facilitate age-friendly developments, and the bases upon which age-friendly initiatives should be evaluated. It will be of interest to scholars in various fields including urban planning, gerontology, transportation planning, environmental design, and adult education.