Involving Older Residents in Age-Friendly Developments: From Information to Coproduction Mechanisms

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Abstract

Promoting social connectedness within urban environments raises a number of challenging issues. Despite being important sites for building social networks, cities can also trigger marginalization and social exclusion. As cities are becoming increasingly complex, ensuring the inclusion and participation of older residents in age-friendly developments will be key in achieving age-friendliness. This article discusses various ways of achieving this goal. This theme is developed by (1) exploring some of the opportunities and constraints associated with urban aging; (2) reviewing how social inclusion has been addressed in the age-friendly literature; and (3), presenting different mechanisms through which public engagement can be achieved.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-159
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Housing for the Elderly
Volume31
Issue number2
Early online date7 Jul 2017
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017