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

Published Cham : Springer, [2016]


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Physical description 1 online resource (xv, 337 pages).
Series International perspectives on aging ; 14
International perspectives on aging ; 14.
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword; Preface; Contents; Contributors; 1 Introduction: Toward a Better Understanding of AFCC; 1.1 Part 1: Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: From Ideas to Practices; 1.2 Part 2: Active Aging and Age-Friendly Cities: One Model, Many Programs; 1.3 Part 3: Challenges from and for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities; 1.4 Future Challenges; References; Part I Age-Friendly Cities and Communities:From Ideas to Practices; 2 A Critical Review of the WHO Age-Friendly Cities Methodology and Its Implementation; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Are the Eight Domains of Age-Friendliness Adequate?
2.3 International Approaches to Assessing Age-Friendliness2.4 Capturing Diversity: Whose Voices Are Heard in the Assessment of Age-Friendliness?; 2.5 How Does the Age-Friendly City Assessment Process Engage Older Persons?; 2.6 Discussion; 2.7 Conclusion; References; 3 The WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: Origins, Developments and Challenges; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The Origins of the Network; 3.3 The Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Approach; 3.4 The Mission of the Network; 3.5 Achievements to Date; 3.6 Challenges and Outlook; References
4 Population Ageing from a Global and Theoretical Perspective: European Lessons on Active Ageing4.1 Introduction; 4.2 An Ageing World; 4.3 Policy Discourses on Ageing -- Old and New; 4.3.1 Emergence of a New Politics of Ageing: The European Case; 4.4 From Successful to Active Ageing; 4.5 Barriers to Active Ageing; 4.6 Towards Active Ageing; 4.7 Conclusion: Active Ageing or Age Friendly?; References; 5 Active Ageing and Age-Friendly Cities -- A Personal Account; References; Part II Age-Friendly Cities and Communities:One Model, Many Programs
6 It's About the People2026: Seniors' Perspectives on Age-Friendly Communities6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Conceptual Background; 6.3 Waterloo's Age-Friendly City Initiative: Our Story; 6.4 Results; 6.4.1 General Assessment of Waterloo and Sources of Press; 6.4.2 Transportation; 6.4.3 Walkability; 6.4.4 Housing; 6.4.5 Social Inclusion; 6.5 Reflections; References; 7 How Can a Research Program Enhance a Policy? AFC-Quebec Governance and Evaluation Opportunities; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Principles of Action Providing the AFC-QC Model; 7.2.1 The Influence of the World Health Organization
7.2.2 The ̀̀Quebec Model'' Within the Canadian Context7.2.3 Some Distinctive Features of the ̀̀Quebec Model''; 7.3 Successive Research Projects Beyond the Governmental Program; 7.3.1 First Research: Lessons Learned from the Seven Pilot Sites; 7.3.2 Second Research (2014 -- 2017) on Social Innovations from AFCs; 7.3.3 A Third Action-Research on Social Determinants of Health Within AFCs; 7.3.4 General Considerations Over Eight Years of Research; 7.4 The AFC Evaluation Issues; 7.5 Conclusion; References; 8 Age-Friendly Hong Kong; 8.1 Aging Population in Hong Kong; 8.2 Research Methodology
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 >.
Other author Moulaert, Thibauld, editor.
Garon, Suzanne, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Aging -- Social aspects.
Older people -- Services for.
City planning.
Community development.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319240312 electronic bk.
3319240315 electronic bk.
9783319240299 (hbk.)
3319240293 (hbk.)