Ageing, health and urban wellbeing

Brendan Murtagh, Claire Cleland, Geraint Ellis, Ruth Hunter, Sara Ferguson, Rodrigo Reis, Ciro Romelio Rodriguez-Añez

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2017
EventUK-Ireland Planning Research Conference - Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sep 201713 Sep 2017
https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/PRC2017/
http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/PRC2017/

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ConferenceUK-Ireland Planning Research Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period11/09/201713/09/2017
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Murtagh, B., Cleland, C., Ellis, G., Hunter, R., Ferguson, S., Reis, R., & Romelio Rodriguez-Añez, C. (2017). Ageing, health and urban wellbeing. Paper presented at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference, Belfast, United Kingdom.
Murtagh, Brendan ; Cleland, Claire ; Ellis, Geraint ; Hunter, Ruth ; Ferguson, Sara ; Reis, Rodrigo ; Romelio Rodriguez-Añez, Ciro. / Ageing, health and urban wellbeing. Paper presented at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference, Belfast, United Kingdom.14 p.
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Murtagh, B, Cleland, C, Ellis, G, Hunter, R, Ferguson, S, Reis, R & Romelio Rodriguez-Añez, C 2017, 'Ageing, health and urban wellbeing', Paper presented at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference, Belfast, United Kingdom, 11/09/2017 - 13/09/2017.

Ageing, health and urban wellbeing. / Murtagh, Brendan; Cleland, Claire; Ellis, Geraint; Hunter, Ruth; Ferguson, Sara; Reis, Rodrigo; Romelio Rodriguez-Añez, Ciro.

2017. Paper presented at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference, Belfast, United Kingdom.

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