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Environmental Gerontology in Europe and Latin America : Policies and Perspectives on Environment and

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This book looks at the relationships between the physical-social environment and the elderly in Europe and Latin America, from the Environmental Gerontology perspective and through geographical and psychosocial approaches. It addresses the main environmental issues of population ageing, based on an understanding of the complex relationships, adjustments and adaptations between different environments (home, residence, public spaces, landscapes, neighbourhoods, urban and rural environment) and the quality of life of the ageing population, associated with residential strategies and other aspects related to health and dependency. The different levels of socio-spatial analysis are also explored: macro (urban and rural environments, regions and landscapes), meso (neighbourhood, public space) and micro (personal, home and institution). New theoretical and methodological approaches are proposed to analyse the attributes and functions of the physical-social environment of the elderly, as well as new ways of living the ageing process. All will have to respond to the challenges of urbanisation, globalisation and climate change in the 21st century. Also, the different experiences and challenges of public planning and management professionals involved with the growing ageing population are presented, and will require greater association and collaboration with the academic and scientific fields of Environmental Gerontology.
Genre: Family + Relationships, Medical, Science
Sub-Genre: Geriatrics, Aging, Environmental Science
Series Title: International Perspectives on Aging
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: November 13, 2015
TCIN: 50992664
UPC: 9783319214184
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-8018

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