Public Places and Age

Routledge Handbook: Cultural Gerontology. 

Chapter 58, Public Places and Age.  Age remains a significant factor in how people use the public domain.  This chapter by Caroline Holland provides a good overview of the difficulties older people and children face when they are not considered by developers in the design of the public domain, and that there is more to the design than just accessibility.  Culture, weather, and the design of civic events also warrant attention.

WHO afc_coverThe WHO Age Friendly Cities Guide is referenced.  This approach is gaining traction worldwide with more cities joining the WHO Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities.

 

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