As the drive towards creating age-friendly cities grows, this important book provides a comprehensive survey of theories and policies aimed at improving the quality of life of older people living in urban areas.
In this book, part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, leading international researchers critically assess the problems and the potential of designing age-friendly environments. The book considers the different ways in which cities are responding to population ageing, the different strategies for developing age-friendly communities, and the extent to which older people themselves can be involved in the co-production of age-friendly policies and practices.
The book includes a manifesto for the age-friendly movement, focused around tackling social inequality and promoting community empowerment.
Tine Buffel is a research fellow in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. She has published extensively on age-friendly issues and the impact of urban change and community life in old age.
Sophie Handler is an urban researcher currently working together with the University of Manchester and Age-friendly Manchester to help develop its Age-friendly strategy. She is the author of the Alternative Age-friendly Handbook.
Chris Phillipson is Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. He has published a number of general books in the field of ageing as well a number of papers on age-friendly issues.
Foreword: A global perspective on developing age-friendly communities ~ John Beard, Director of the Ageing and Life Course Programme, WHO;
Introduction ~ Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler and Chris Phillipson, UK;
Part One: Theoretical perspectives on age-friendly communities;
Globalisation, social theory and age-friendly communities ~ Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler and Chris Phillipson, The University of Manchester, UK;
Age-friendliness, Environmental Gerontology and the Social Organization of Age ~ Jessica Kelley-Moore and Dale Dannefer, Case Western Reserve University, USA;
Neighbourhood change, social inequalities and age-friendly communities ~ Fleur Thomése, VU University Amsterdam and Chris Phillipson, The University of Manchester;
Part Two: Experiences of age-friendly communities: global dimensions;
Experiences of Disadvantaged Older People in a Rapidly Gentrifying Borough in Berlin ~ Professor Dr. Josefine Heusinger, University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg, Stenda, Dr. Birgit Wolter, Institute for Gerontological Research, Berlin and Meredith Dale, Institute for Gerontological Research, Berlin;
Towards an “Active Caring Community” in Brussels: age-friendly environments supporting frail older people to age in place ~ An-Sofie Smetcoren, Liesbeth de Donder, Sarah Dury, Nico De Witte, and Dominique Verté. Belgian Ageing Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium;
Exploring the age-friendliness of Hong Kong: an empirical study ~ David Phillips, Jean Woo, Francis Cheung3, Moses Wong and Patsy Chau;
Implementation from a Stakeholders’ Perspective: Creating an Age-Friendly County in Fingal, Ireland ~ Bernard McDonald, Thomas Scharf and Kieran Walsh, Nui Galway, Ireland;
Age Friendly Policy Development and Spatial Inequalities in Australia ~ Hal Kendig, Professor of Ageing and Public Policy, Cathy Gong, Research Fellow, Kaarin Anstey, Professor and Director, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, Australian National University; 2ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research;
Part Three: Designing environments for ageing populations;
From representation to active ageing in a Manchester neighbourhood: designing the Age-friendly City ~ Dr Stefan White, Architect, Senior Enterprise Fellow, Manchester School of Architecture, Mark Hammond, Doctoral Candidate, Manchester Metropolitan University;
Age-inclusive initiatives for the socially engaged urban practitioner ~ Sophie Handler, University of Manchester/Manchester City Council;
Developing age-friendly policies for cities: Strategies, challenges and reflections ~ Paul McGarry, Strategic Lead Age-Friendly Manchester, Manchester City Council, UK;
The Age-Friendly Community: a test for inclusivity ~ Sheila Peace, Jeanne Katz, Caroline Holland & Rebecca Jones (all Open University);
Conclusion ~ Sophie Handler, Tine Buffel and Chris Phillipson.
"An invaluable resource for anybody interested in the global age-friendly movement and a clear and insightful agenda for future action." Alana Officer, responsible for the World Health Organization’s Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities
The Policy Press
17 Jan 2018
17 Jan 2018
17 Jan 2018