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Ageing in urban neighbourhoodsPlace attachment and social exclusion$
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Allison E. Smith

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422712

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422712.001.0001

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(p.182) (p.183) Nine Conclusion
Ageing in urban neighbourhoods

Allison E. Smith

Policy Press

This chapter draws on the key themes raised within each of the three parts of the book — revising, rethinking, and refocusing the person-environment fit. It details the contribution of the book to advancing scientific knowledge and addressing the criticisms of a ‘languishing’ state within environmental gerontological literature. It also provides a direction for and next steps to advancing policy and practice in this area, suggesting that society has reached a crucial junction in preparedness for supporting an agenda around ageing in place and more broadly creating positive, enabling, and inclusive neighbourhoods for all.

Keywords:   person-environment fit, environmental gerontology, society, preparedness, ageing in place, neighbourhoods

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