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Title Geographies of transport and ageing / Angela Curl, Charles Musselwhite, editors.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Springer Social Sciences 2018 English+International
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Contents PART ONE: CONTEXT -- 1 Geographical Perspectives on Transport and Ageing -- 2 Driving Segregation: Age, gender and emerging inequalities -- 3 Mobility and ageing: a review of interactions between transport and technology from the perspective of older people -- PART TWO: RURAL -- 4 Mobility, transport and older people's well-being in Sub-Saharan Africa: Review and Prospect -- 5 A Window to the Outside World. Digital technology to stimulate imaginative mobility for housebound older adults in rural areas -- PART THREE: URBAN -- 6 Cycling for transport among older adults: health benefits, prevalence, determinants, injuries and the potential of e-bikes -- 7 Out of home mobility senior citizens in Kochi, India -- 8 Walking with older adults as a geographical method -- PART FOUR: FUTURES -- 9 Exploring how older people might experience future transport systems -- 10 Future ageing populations and policy.
Summary This book presents a unique geographical perspective on issues of transport and mobility for ageing populations. Society is ageing across the globe. As well as living longer, older people are fitter, healthier and more active than previous generations were. There is both a desire and a need to be mobile in later life and mobility is clearly linked to older people's health and wellbeing. Yet mobility can be hard for older people and we don't always design our neighbourhoods, towns, cities and villages in an age friendly way. With case studies from across the globe, authors take a geographical lens to the important topic of transport and mobility in later life. Chapters examine how the relationships between mobility, modes of transport, place and technologies affect an aging population. This collection will be of interest to scholars and students in human geography, in particular those with interests in transport geography, mobilities, geographies of health and wellbeing, urban geographies and geographical gerontology. It will also appeal to practitioners and policy makers in urban design and planning, transport planning and engineering and public health who have interests in age-friendly cities and policy.
Other author Curl, Angela, editor.
Musselwhite, Charles, editor.
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Subject Older people -- Transportation -- Cross-cultural studies.
Older people -- Orientation and mobility -- Cross-cultural studies.
Older people -- Social conditions -- Cross-cultural studies.
Urban transportation -- Planning -- Social aspects -- Cross-cultural studies.
Electronic books.
Variant Title Geographies of transport and aging
ISBN 9783319763590
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-76360-6