Place (in)securities: older adults’ perceptions across urban environments in the United Kingdom/(In)seguridades de lugar. Percepciones de las personas mayores en distintos entornos urbanos del Reino Unido
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AbstractThis paper explores empirical accounts of perceived insecurities and accompanying issues that make urban place problematic and can impact older adults’ well-being and overall quality of life. Findings reported derive from the project ‘Place-Making with Older People: Towards Age-Friendly Communities’ which investigates both barriers and facilitators to developing age-friendly cities. Drawing on interviews with older adults in three cities in the United Kingdom (UK), the analysis demonstrates that physical and social vulnerabilities, along with the characteristics of the built and social environment, play a role in influencing older adults’ behaviours, routines and habits in the community. The results are discussed with a view of influencing practice and policy priorities relating to age-friendly cities.
CitationMakita, M., Woolrych, R., Sixsmith, J., Murray, M., et al. (2020) Place (in)securities: older adults’ perceptions across urban environments in the United Kingdom ((In)seguridades de lugar. Percepciones de las personas mayores en distintos entornos urbanos del Reino Unido), PsyEcology, 11 (2), pp. 214-231, DOI: 10.1080/21711976.2020.1728653
PublisherInforma UK Limited
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor and Francis in PsyEcology on 16/03/2020, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/21711976.2020.1728653 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
SponsorsThis work was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council [no. ES/N013220/1].
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