358 Pages 111 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Ageing and Urban Planning provides a critical analysis of urban planning in the face of demographic change. It emphasises the importance of international approaches and practices to address age-friendly planning. This process requires collaboration between professionals and the community, going beyond mere functionality to connect the micro and macro scales at the city, region, nation, and the global level.

    With an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach, the book draws on analytical lenses from architecture, gerontology, geography, sociology, social and urban planning. It offers a thorough critique of popular narratives surrounding ageing and urban planning while presenting diverse case studies on a variety of spatial scales. The volume also covers the history of urban design for ageing and inclusivity in planning governance, as well as a critical look at the concept of 'ageing in place' from the perspective of urban planning. The book offers a comprehensive selection of in-depth photos and figures from urban design studios, planning processes, and real-life scenarios. This collection provides a unique network of inspiring ideas. The book ultimately seeks to supplement the debate and promote a broader reflection about the transformations required in spatial planning, given the opportunities and challenges related to a world with increased longevity.

    This valuable resource is recommended for advanced students, researchers, and policymakers in the fields of urban planning, age-related disciplines and professions, and social policy.

    Part 1: Introduction 1. Exploring the Phenomenology of Ageing and Urban Planning Matthias Drilling, Hind Al-Shoubaki, Pamela Suero, Fabian Neuhaus Part 2: Global Perspectives on Ageing and Place 2. Planning for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in East Asia: The Oriental Paradigm. A recipe for disaster? Tzuyuan Stessa Chao, Yi Sun & Tzuhan Hung 3. The consequences of planned sprawl for the non-urban ageing population; the case of Belgium Pascal De Decker 4. Comprehensive Community Care in Japan Yoshihiko Baba & Chika Ooyama 5. Ageing and Ambient Assisted Living: New Landscapes of Dwelling Santiago Quesada-García 6.Settlement Planning in Russian Policy and Practice: is Ageing in the Focus? Elena Golubeva & Anastasia Emelyanova 7. Ageing and Urbanisation in Zambia: The need for “age-friendly cities and communities” Freed Moonga 8. Ageing in Place with Chinese Characteristics: A Case Study of Wangnong Shequ in Ningbo City Gequn Feng & Liqiong Yu 9. Ageing and Gender: An Intersectional lens for inclusive city building practices in the Global North and Global South Jenna Dutton, Mrudhula Koshy & Chiara Tomaselli Part 3: Materialization of Aging in Place and Planning 10. Materialisation of Aging in Place and Planning Thaís Debli Libardoni & Matthias Drilling Part 4: Ageing, Planning and the City 11. Urban change in Ageing Societies Around the World: What have we learned Pamela Suero & Hind Al-Shoubaki 12. Ageing in a Transforming City: The Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Planning Matthias Drilling, Pamela Suero, Hind Al-Shoubaki, Fabian Neuhaus


    Matthias Drilling is a Social Geographer, Spatial Planner, full professor, licensed consultant at the German Sustainable Building Council, and Head of the Institute for Social Planning, Organisational Change, and Urban Development at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.

    Pamela Suero is a PhD researcher at the Society and Ageing Research Lab from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

    Hind Al-Shoubaki is an Architect, urban planner, and Research Associate at the Institute for Social Planning, Organisational Change, and Urban Development at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.

    Fabian Neuhaus is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Calgary in Canada.