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Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: A Global Perspective

Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler, and Chris Phillipson


The book provides a comprehensive analysis of research and policies examining the development of age-friendly cities and communities. The chapters examine the theoretical assumptions behind the idea of an ‘age-friendly community’; provide case studies of age-friendly work in contrasting environments in Asia, Australia and Europe; and assess different design and policy interventions aimed at improving the physical and social environments in which people live. The book also has a ‘Manifesto for Change’, directed at the various stakeholders working in the field, containing a range of proposals ai ... More

Keywords: Age-friendly cities and communities, Population ageing, Urbanisation, Urban design, Ageing in Place, Community empowerment, Environmental gerontology, Interdisciplinary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447331315
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447331315.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tine Buffel, editor
University of Manchester

Sophie Handler, editor
University of Manchester

Chris Phillipson, editor
University of Manchester

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Part 1 Age-friendly cities and communities: background, theory and development

One Introduction

Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler and Chris Phillipson

Part 2 Case Studies from Europe, Asia and Australia

Six Towards an ‘active caring community’ in Brussels

An-Sofie Smetcoren, Liesbeth De Donder, Daan Duppen, Nico De Witte, Olivia Vanmechelen, Dominique Verté

Nine Implementing age-friendly cities in Australia

Hal Kendig, Cathy Gong, Lisa Cannon

Part 3 Age-friendly policies, urban design and a manifesto for change

Thirteen The age-friendly community: a test for inclusivity

Sheila Peace, Jeanne Katz, Caroline Holland, Rebecca L. Jones

Fourteen Age-friendly cities and communities: a manifesto for change

Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler, Chris Phillipson

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