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Ageing in Place

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Ageing in Place

Design, Planning and Policy Response in the Western Asia-Pacific

9781788976084 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Bruce Judd, Emeritus Professor, City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia, Kenichi Tanoue, Professor, Department of Environmental Design, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, Japan and Edgar Liu, Senior Research Fellow, City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia
Publication Date: November 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 608 4 Extent: 224 pp
This insightful book showcases a range of design, planning and policy responses to ageing populations and the built environment from across the rapidly changing and dynamic Western Asia-Pacific region. Its chapters demonstrate a clear and increasingly convergent preference for and promotion of ageing in place and the need for collaborative efforts to facilitate this at various scales through policy and practice.

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Encouraging older people to age in place in their own homes is a common response internationally to the economic and social demands of population ageing. It is recognized that the nature of the built environment at various scales is critical to optimizing the social participation and wellbeing of older people and hence in facilitating ageing in place. This insightful book showcases a range of design, planning and policy responses to ageing populations from across the rapidly changing and dynamic Western Asia-Pacific region.

Ageing in Place considers diverse cultural, political and environmental contexts and responses to show that regional governments, industries and communities can gain, as well as offer, important insights from their international counterparts. With significant changes in caring, family dynamics and the supporting roles of governments in both Eastern and Western societies, the chapters demonstrate a clear and increasingly convergent preference for and promotion of ageing in place and the need for collaborative efforts to facilitate this through policy and practice.

The unique geographical focus and multi-disciplinary perspective of this book will greatly benefit academic researchers and students from a variety of backgrounds including architecture, urban planning, sociology and human geography. It also provides a unique entry point for practitioners seeking to understand the principles of design and practice for ageing in place in homes, neighbourhoods and care facilities.
Critical Acclaim
‘This comprehensive book provides a unique offering to our understandings of ageing in place. It is particularly valuable in highlighting the differences and similarities in supporting and assisting ageing in place across countries with varying levels of ageing, different cultural norms and political systems but also in its approach from a detailed micro level analysis of housing design to the macro influences of policy. This is an important contribution to the scholarship on enabling older populations to age well.’
– Debbie Faulkner, University of South Australia

‘Tackling an important and growing challenge for countries throughout the world Ageing in Place provides a much-needed multi-country dialogue on ageing with dignity. Chapters grounded in empirical work and project examples investigate how China, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand are addressing the crucial connections between older people, their homes, and quality of life. This is a valuable and timely book.’
– Ann Forsyth, Harvard University, US

‘In this volume the editors have compiled some of the most important research on the housing situation of older people in the Western Asia-Pacific region. In particular, the term “ageing in place” is discussed, a condition much favoured by governments across the globe. With its focus on population ageing and the built environment in this geographical region the book is a most welcome contribution to the literature in this field of research.’
– Marianne Abramsson, Stockholm University, Sweden

Contributors
Contributors include: K. Asahiro, M. Atkins, C. Bridge, E. Chui, F. Hao, Y.-R. Hwang, T. Inoue, B. Judd, S. Kose, j.-W. Lei, X.-F. Li, X.-M. Li, E. Liu, S. Muraki, N. Oi, K. Saville-Smith, Y. Sukenari, M. Tani, K. Tanoue, M. Zhang, S. Zhang
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Contents:

Introduction - From room to region: Ageing and the built environment in western Asia-Pacific
Bruce Judd, Edgar Liu, and Kenichi Tanoue

Part 1: Design
1. Housing Typology and Ageing in Place in Australia
Bruce Judd

2. Ageing in Place: Japan Struggles Toward Its Realization
Satoshi Kose

3. Community Opposition to Embedded Facilities for the Elderly in Chinese Urban Communities
Zhang Song, and Lei Jingwen

4. A Field Survey on the Environmental Characteristics of Day Care Centers for Demented Elderlies in Taiwan
Hwang Yao-Rong

5. Preferable Home Environment for the Independent Elderly to Prevent Falls and Maintain Activities of Daily Living
Satoshi Muraki

Part 2: Planning
6. Ageing in Sprawl: Urban Form and the Challenges for Age-Friendly Planning
Mariana Atkins

7. Ageing and Depopulation in the Mountains of Japan and Spain
Masakazu Tani, Tomo Inoue, Kazuo Asahiro, Naoyuki Oi, and Kenichi Tanoue

8. The Livability App: Older and Vulnerable Users’ Perspectives on Space Design, Access Provision and Services
Catherine Bridge

9. Planning for the Milieu of Older People in a Post-Disaster Environment
Kenichi Tanoue

10. Older People’s Use of Outdoor Spaces and Factors that Influence Place Selection: A Survey of Old Urban Communities in Nanjing, China
Li Xiangfeng, Zhang Meng, Li Xiaoming, and Fan Hao

Part 3: Policy
11. A Review of Recent Ageing in Place Policies and Initiatives in Hong Kong since 2010
Ernest Wing-Tak Chui

12. Ageing in Multigenerational Households: The Case of Australia
Edgar Liu

13. From Vicious to Virtuous: Repositioning New Zealand’s Housing to Sustain Better Later Lives
Kay Saville-Smith

14. Ageing and the Concept of Fair Housing in the Japanese Context
Yasushi Sukenari

Conclusion – Ageing in place in the western Asia-Pacific
Edgar Liu, and Bruce Judd

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