Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

A Global Perspective

Edited by Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler, and Chris Phillipson

Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

Edited by Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler, and Chris Phillipson

Distributed for Bristol University Press

276 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2019
Paper $47.95 ISBN: 9781447331346 Published August 2019 For sale in North and South America only

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. Part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, Age-friendly Cities and Communities gathers critical assessments from leading international researchers of the problems and potentials of designing environments that benefit citizens of all ages. The authors consider how cities respond to aging populations, their strategies for developing age-friendly communities, and the extent to which older people themselves can be involved in the co-production of advantageous policies and practices.
 

Contents
List of tables and figures
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Notes on contributors
Series editors’ preface
 
Part 1: Age-friendly cities and communities: background, theory and development
one        Introduction
                Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler, Chris Phillipson
two        The development of age-friendly cities and communities
                Samuèle Rémillard-Boilard
three     Neighbourhood change, social inequalities and age-friendly communities
                Fleur Thomése, Tine Buffel, Chris Phillipson
four       Addressing erasure, microfication and social change: age-friendly initiatives and environmental gerontology in                the 21st century
                Jessica A. Kelley, Dale Dannefer, Luma Issa Al Masarweh
 
Part 2: Case studies from Europe, Asia and Australia
five        Age and gentrification in Berlin: urban ageing policy and the experiences of disadvantaged older people
                Meredith Dale, Josefine Heusinger, Birgit Wolter
six         Towards an ‘active caring community’ in Brussels
                An-Sofie Smetcoren, Liesbeth De Donder, Daan Duppen, Nico De Witte, Olivia Vanmachelen, Dominique                      Verté
seven    Exploring the age-friendliness of Hong Kong: opportunities, initiatives and challenges in an ageing Asian city
                David R. Phillips, Jean Woo, Francis Cheung, Moses Wong, Pui Hing Chau
eight      Creating an age-friendly county in Ireland: stakeholders’ perspectives on implementation
                Bernard McDonald, Thomas Scharf, Kieran Walsh
nine       Implementing age-friendly cities in Australia
                Hal Kendig, Cathy Gong, Lisa Cannon
 
Part 3: Age-friendly policies, urban design and a manifesto for change
ten         From representation to active ageing in a Manchester neighbourhood: designing the age-friendly city
                Stefan White, Mark Hammond
eleven  Alternative age-friendly initiatives: redefining age-friendly design
                Sophie Handler
twelve  Developing age-friendly policies for cities: strategies, challenges and reflections
                Paul McGarry
thirteen  The age-friendly community: a test for inclusivity
                  Sheila Peace, Jeanne Katz, Caroline Holland, Rebecca L. Jones
fourteen  Age-friendly cities and communities: a manifesto for change
                    Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler, Chris Phillipson
 
Index
 
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