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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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Neighbourhood change, social inequalities and age-friendly communities

Neighbourhood change, social inequalities and age-friendly communities

(p.33) Three Neighbourhood change, social inequalities and age-friendly communities
Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

Fleur Thomése

Tine Buffel

Chris Phillipson

Policy Press

Chapter 3 places the debate about AFCCs within a sociological context and explore the links between ‘community’ on the one side, and the idea of ‘age-friendliness’ on the other. The chapter draws upon a range of theoretical perspectives in sociological and community studies to assess current pressures facing communities, especially those linked with neighbourhood inequalities and the impact of globalisation. It concludes by discussing strategies for strengthening the community dimension of AFCCs and develops key principles for a critical social policy strategy which promotes age-friendliness.

Keywords:   Age-friendly cities and communities, Population ageing, Globalisation, Inequality, Community, Urban sociology, Place attachment, Social exclusion

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