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Ageing in urban neighbourhoods: Place attachment and social exclusion

Allison E. Smith

Abstract

Many western nations have experienced a rise in the number of marginalised and deprived inner-city neighbourhoods. Despite a plethora of research focused on these areas, there remain few studies that have sought to capture the ‘optimality’ of ageing in place in such places. In particular, little is known about why some older people desire to age in place despite multiple risks in their neighbourhood and why others reject ageing in place. Given the growth in both the ageing of the population and policy interest in the cohesion and sustainability of neighbourhoods there is an urgent need to bett ... More

Keywords: marginalised locations, deprived urban neighbourhoods, ageing, optimality, environmental gerontology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847422712
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422712.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allison E. Smith, author