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CONTRIBUTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH MANAGEMENT OF AGE-FRIENDLY URBANISM
CONTRIBUTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH MANAGEMENT OF AGE-FRIENDLY URBANISM

Author(s): Ivana Šandrk Nukić, Danijela Rogina
Subject(s): Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Gerontology, Rural and urban sociology
Published by: Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Ekonomski fakultet u Osijeku
Keywords: urbanism; management; sustainable development; age-friendly; elderly;
Summary/Abstract: This paper presents the research whose aim was to investigate age-friendly urbanism characteristics and answer the question: Does managing the creation of age-friendly environments lead to sustainable development goals? Applying theoretical scientific methods like induction, deduction, analysis, classification, and description, a review of relevant scientific literature and legislative and strategic publications has been conducted. In addition to that, the case of the City of Osijek has been studied. The introduction of the paper presents aging and increased urbanization as two significant forces shaping living in the 21st century. Building onto those presumptions, age-friendly cities have been defined as those that foster healthy and active aging by enabling the more extraordinary functional ability for elderly citizens. The second chapter reveals characteristics of modern cities, emphasizing polycentricity to maintain humanity and functionality even in fast emerging megacities. Additionally, given the impact that increased urbanization has on sustainable development, the effect of sustainable development goals has been pointed out. The third chapter reviews the existing body of knowledge of age-friendly environments, encompassing municipal services, the social environment, and the physical environment. It also reflects on person-environment fit and elaborates the importance of the right to the city.

  • Page Range: 105-122
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English