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The Resource Age-friendly cities and communities in international comparison : political lessons, scientific avenues, and democratic issues, Thibauld Moulaert, Suzanne Garon, editors

Age-friendly cities and communities in international comparison : political lessons, scientific avenues, and democratic issues, Thibauld Moulaert, Suzanne Garon, editors

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Age-friendly cities and communities in international comparison : political lessons, scientific avenues, and democratic issues
Title
Age-friendly cities and communities in international comparison
Title remainder
political lessons, scientific avenues, and democratic issues
Statement of responsibility
Thibauld Moulaert, Suzanne Garon, editors
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The supportive role of urban spaces in active aging is explored on a world scale in this unique resource, using the WHOĺls Age-Friendly Cities and Community model. Case studies from the U.S., Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and elsewhere demonstrate how the model translates to fit diverse social, political, and economic realities across cultures and continents, ways age-friendly programs promote senior empowerment, and how their value can be effectively assessed. Age-friendly criteria for communities are defined and critiqued while extensive empirical data describe challenges as they affect elders globally and how environmental support can help meet them. These chapters offer age-friendly cities as a corrective to the overemphasis on the medical aspects of eldersĺl lives, and should inspire new research, practice, and public policy. Included in the coverage: A critical review of the WHO Age-Friendly Cities Methodology and its implementation. Seniorsĺl perspectives on age-friendly communities. The implementation of age-friendly cities in three districts of Argentina. Age-friendly New York City: a case study. Toward an age-friendly European Union. Age-friendliness, childhood, and dementia: toward generationally intelligent environments. With its balance of attention to universal and culture-specific concerns, Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in International Comparison will be of particular interest to sociologists, gerontologists, and policymakers. ĺlGiven the rapid adoption of the age-friendly perspective, following its development by the World Health Organization, the critical assessment offered in this volume is especially welcomeĺl. Professor Chris Phillipson, University of Manchester >
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Dewey number
305.26
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Moulaert, Thibauld,
  • Garon, Suzanne,
Series statement
International perspectives on aging
Series volume
14
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  • Aging
  • Older people
  • City planning
  • Community development
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Age-friendly cities and communities in international comparison : political lessons, scientific avenues, and democratic issues, Thibauld Moulaert, Suzanne Garon, editors
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Control code
ocn931534593
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 337 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319240312
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)931534593
Label
Age-friendly cities and communities in international comparison : political lessons, scientific avenues, and democratic issues, Thibauld Moulaert, Suzanne Garon, editors
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Control code
ocn931534593
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 337 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319240312
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)931534593

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