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Aging in place. Design w obronie wieku
Aging in place. Age oriented design

Author(s): Grzegorz Gawron, Paulina Rojek-Adamek
Subject(s): Anthropology, Architecture, Culture and social structure , Demography and human biology, Gerontology, Rural and urban sociology, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Environmental interactions, Sociology of Art
Published by: Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej
Keywords: popularculture; space; aging societies; aging in place; urban design; living environment

Summary/Abstract: The subject of the article is to reflect on the challenges that contemporary designfaces in the area of shaping urban space.This issue is particularly important in the context of the observed process of aging, which is associated with the necessity to adjust the physical and social environments to the changing needs of a growing group of seniors. Their free and independent functioning is determined to a large extent by external factors, including spaces that are their living environment. There is a place for a special dimension of urban design. Its main goal should be to create environments that facilitate the maintenance of good health, generating a sense of security and maintaining a sense of well-being of their users. This approach is directly linked to the concept of Aging in Place, understood as giving the opportunity to remain in the living environment at every stage of life, with maximum autonomy for as long as possible.

  • Issue Year: 52/2017
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 4-19
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish