1st Edition

Planning for Greying Cities Age-Friendly City Planning and Design Research and Practice

By Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao Copyright 2018
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    Planning for Greying Cities: Age-Friendly City Planning and Design Research and Practice highlights how modern town planning and design act as a positive force for population ageing, taking on these challenges from a user-oriented perspective. Although often related to 'healthy city' concepts, the contexts of age-friendly cities and communities (AFCC) were not emphasized until the early 2000s. Planning for Greying Cities is the first book to bring together fundamental and cutting-edge research exploring dimensions of age-friendly cities in different spatial scales. Chapters examine the ageing circumstances and challenges in cities, communities, and rural areas in terms of land use planning, urban design, transport planning, housing, disaster resilience, and governance and empowerment, with international case studies and empirical research results of age-friendly environment studies. It is essential reading for academics and practicians in urban planning, gerontology, transport planning, and environmental design.


    Notes on Contributors

    1 Population Ageing in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities for Planners Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao

    2 The Need for an Age-Friendly Environment and Rethinking of Urban Planning and Design Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao

    3 Scale Matters : Age-Friendly Planning as a New Urban Governance Agenda Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao

    4 Planning for Ageing-in-Place: International Age-Friendly Environment Case Studies Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao and Balint Kalman

    5 Listening to the Elders: The Case of a Bottom-Up, Context-Sensitive Place Audit in Tai Po District of Hong Kong Yi Sun, Anna Wong, Anson K. C. Chau, Moses Wong, and Jean Woo

    6 Ageing and Mobility: Towards Age-Friendly Public Transport in Taiwan Hui Hui Lim, Oliver F. Shyr, and Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao

    7 Ageing- and Walking-Friendly Communities Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao

    8 From Isolation to Inclusion: The Importance of Empowerment in Planning Age-Friendly Communities Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao and Hsiang-Leng Chen

    9 Ageing and Disaster Resilient Communities Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao and Huiwen Huang

    10 Towards the Silver 21st Century: A Conclusion Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao



    Tzu-Yuan Stessa Chao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and a Research Fellow in the Healthy City Research Center at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Her research focuses on demographic change and urban planning systems. She was the first project leader of the National Age-Friendly Cities Program in Taiwan in 2010–2011 and has been highly involved in Age-Friendly Cities research in Taiwan as well as Asia.