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Age-friendly cities in the Netherlands

an explorative study of facilitators and hindrances in the built environment and ageism in design

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Age-friendly cities in the Netherlands

an explorative study of facilitators and hindrances in the built environment and ageism in design

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The World Health Organization (WHO) strives to assist and inspire cities to become more ‘age-friendly’ through the Global Age-Friendly Cities Guide. An age-friendly city offers a supportive environment that enables residents to grow older actively within their families, neighbourhoods and civil society, and offers extensive opportunities for their participation in the community. In the attempts to make cities age-friendly, ageism may interact with these developments. The goal of this study was to investigate the extent to which features of age-friendly cities, both facilitators and hindrances, are visible in the city scape of the Dutch municipalities of The Hague and Zoetermeer and whether or not ageism is manifested explicitly or implicitly. A qualitative photoproduction study based on the Checklist of Essential Features of Age-Friendly Cities was conducted in five neighbourhoods. Both municipalities have a large number of visual age-friendly features, which are manifested in five domains of the WHO model, namely Communication and information; Housing; Transportation; Community support and health services; and Outdoor spaces and buildings. Age-stereotypes, both positive and negative, can be observed in the domain of Communication and information, especially in the depiction of third agers as winners. At the same time, older people and age-friendly features are very visible in the cityscapes of both municipalities, and this is a positive expression of the changing demographics.

Original article at Sage: https://doi.org/10.1177/1420326X19857216

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OrganisatieDe Haagse Hogeschool
LectoraatLectoraat Urban Ageing
Gepubliceerd inIndoor and Built Environment. Sage, London, Vol. 2019, Pagina's: 1-21
Datum2019-06-17
TypeArtikel
ISSN1423-0070
DOI10.1177/1420326X19857216
TaalEngels

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