Creative Ageing Cities : Place Design with Older People in Asian Cities Hardback
Edited by Keng Hua (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore) Chong, Mihye (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore) Cho
Part of the Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy series
Ageing population and rapid urbanisation are the two major demographic shifts in today's world.
Architectural designs and urban policies have to deal with issues of an ever larger elderly population living in the cities, especially in old urban neighbourhoods, while also taking into consideration the evolving lifestyles and wellbeing of the diverse elderly demographic.
Being able to continue living in these existing urban neighbourhoods would thus require necessary interventions, both to adapt the changing needs of the ageing population and to improve the deteriorating environment for better liveability.
Creative Ageing Cities discusses the participation and contribution of the ageing population as a positive and creative force towards urban design and place-making, particularly in high-density urban contexts, as observed in a collection of empirical cases found in rapidly ageing Asian cities.
This book is the first to bring together multidisciplinary scholastic research on ageing and urban issues from across top six ageing cities in Asia: Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
Through these case studies, this book gives a good overview of diverse challenges and opportunities in the various Asian urban contexts and offers a new perspective of an ageing and urban design framework that emphasises multi-stakeholder collaboration, inter-generational relations and the collective wisdom of older people as a source of creativity.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 216 pages, 37 Line drawings, black and white; 50 Halftones, black and white; 5 Tables, black and whi
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 08/02/2018
- Category: Homelessness
- ISBN: 9781138676725