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Age-Friendly Cities and CommunitiesA Global Perspective$
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Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler, and Chris Phillipson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447331315

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447331315.001.0001

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The development of age-friendly cities and communities

The development of age-friendly cities and communities

(p.13) Two The development of age-friendly cities and communities
Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

Samuèle Rémillard-Boilard

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Chapter 2 provides an overview of the contributing factors which have led to the development of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities (AFCC). It focuses on the influence of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) AFCC model, and explores a number of issues associated with the implementation of age-friendly policies and initiatives. The chapter further locates discussions about AFCC in the context of theoretical debates within environmental gerontology, emphasising the importance of such perspectives and related disciplines in advancing knowledge about ‘what works’ in respect of age-friendly interventions.

Keywords:   Age-friendly cities and communities, Population ageing, Urbanisation, Active Ageing, Ageing in Place, Environmental gerontology, Health promotion

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