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1st Edition

Urban Environments for Healthy Ageing
A Global Perspective

Edited By

Anna Lane

ISBN 9780367197551
Published June 10, 2019 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Around the world, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners are working to ensure cities and communities are prepared for the challenges and opportunities of aged and highly urbanised populations. Bringing together stakeholders from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, this book presents new evidence and critical reviews of current knowledge to promote ongoing discussions on: affordable and accessible housing to support ageing in place; built environment supports for health-enhancing physical activity and mobility; and planning and design strategies and approaches to promote healthy and active ageing in cities and communities. The book content is framed by socio-ecological models of ageing and well-being that emphasise the dynamic interconnections between people and environment. Contributions in this edited volume stem from the International Ageing Urbanism Colloquium, 2017, Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Table of Contents

List of tables, figures, and boxes
List of contributors
Forward (Chan Heng Chee)

Introduction (Anna P. Lane)

Part I - Housing
Chapter 1. Housing for older Australians: changing capacities and constrained choices (Julie E. Byles)
Chapter 2. Adapting public housing to age in place in Singapore (Belinda Yuen)
Chapter 3. Ageing in place: Japan’s struggle towards its realisation (Satoshi Kose)

Part II – Mobility and Transportation
Chapter 4. Neighbourhood built environment and older adults’ physical activity (Ester Cerin, Andrea Nathan, Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Anthony Barnett)
Chapter 5. Life-space mobility and active ageing (Erja Portegijs, Taina Rantanen)
Chapter 6. Ageing and transportation (Gudmundur F. Ulfarsson, Sungyop Kim)
Chapter 7. Spatial analysis of older adults’ travel behaviour in Singapore (Yuting Hou, Adithi Moogoor)

Part III - Urban Planning and Design
Chapter 8. Age-friendly communities: community environments to promote active ageing in place (Chanam Lee, Sinan Zhong)
Chapter 9. Integrating active ageing into inclusive neighbourhood design in Singapore (Gillian McFeat Lin)
Chapter 10. Graphic design of the city: urban legibility in Singapore (Joshua Comaroff)
Chapter 11. Designing digital services to enhance older person’s access to public transport (Yuan Lu, Rens Brankaert, Carlijn Valk, Marjolein den Haan, Xipei Ren)


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Anna P. Lane is a research fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design. She is a developmental psychologist and gerontologist with a general research interest that focusses on better understanding the psychological, social, and environmental predictors of healthy ageing.