The Resource Global Age-friendly Cities : a Guide

Global Age-friendly Cities : a Guide

Label
Global Age-friendly Cities : a Guide
Title
Global Age-friendly Cities
Title remainder
a Guide
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Population ageing and urbanization are two global trends that together comprise major forces shaping the 21st century. At the same time as cities are growing, their share of residents aged 60 years and more is increasing. Older people are a resource for their families, communities and economies in supportive and enabling living environments. WHO regards active ageing as a lifelong process shaped by several factors that, alone and acting together, favour health, participation and security in older adult life. Informed by WHO's approach to active ageing, the purpose of this Guide is to engage cities to become more age-friendly so as to tap the potential that older people represent for humanity. By working with groups in 33 cities in all WHO regions, WHO has asked older people in focus groups to describe the advantages and barriers they experience in eight areas of city living. In most cities, the reports from older people were complemented by evidence from focus groups of caregivers and service providers in the public, voluntary and private sectors. The results from the focus groups led to the development of a set of age-friendly city checklists presented in this guide
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
305.26
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HT165.5G58 2007
  • HT165.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • statistics
Series statement
Ageing and life course, family and community health
Label
Global Age-friendly Cities : a Guide
Publication
Bibliography note
Acknowledgements-Introduction: about this Guide-Part 1. Global ageing and urbanization: meeting the challenge of humanity's success-Part 2. Active ageing: a framework for age-friendly cities-Part 3. How the Guide was developed-Part 4. How to use the Guide-Part 5. Outdoor spaces and buildings-Part 6. Transportation-Part 7. Housing-Part 8. Social Participation-Part 9. Respect and social inclusion-Part 10. Civic participation and employment-Part 11. Communiciation and information-Part 12. Community support and health services-Part 13. Wrapping up and moving forward-References
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction58; about this Guide -- Part 146; Global ageing and urbanization58; meeting the challenge of humanitys success -- Part 246; Active ageing58; a framework for age45;friendly cities -- Part 346; How the Guide was developed -- Part 446; How to use the Guide -- Part 546; Outdoor spaces and buildings -- Part 646; Transportation -- Part 746; Housing -- Part 846; Social participation -- Part 946; Respect and social inclusion -- Part 1046; Civic participation and employment -- Part 1146; Communication and information -- Part 1246; Community support and health services -- Part 1346; Wrapping up and moving forward -- References -- Last Page
Control code
ocn476127747
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (82 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789240682528
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 2007481959
  • HBZTHT015366925
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23165121
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)476127747
  • pebcs1281307408

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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