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This paper evaluates the implications of ageing for urban planning, connectivity and especially walkability. It draws on the preliminary results of a Newton/ESRC funded research project on physical activity, health and ageing in Belfast (UK) and Curitiba (Brazil). The paper focuses on a critique of the concept of age friendly cities, especially in the context of urban restructuring, a preference for neoliberal policies and planning strategies based on youth cultures and lifestyles. The analysis identifies age neighbourhoods to better understand socio-demographic and spatial change and how many older people are being pushed to more marginal suburban places where assets and connectivity, especially for walking are weak. The paper concludes by highlighting the implications for urban management, land use planning and community mobilisation.
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Sep 2017|
|Event||UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference - Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom|
Duration: 11 Sep 2017 → 13 Sep 2017
|Conference||UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference|
|Period||11/09/2017 → 13/09/2017|