By Graham D. Rowles PhD,Graham D. PhD Rowles,Miriam PhD Bernard

"[This booklet] addresses concerns on each side of the Atlantic; examines the theoretical underpinnings of environmental gerontology...; and offers worthy sensible functions and guiding principles....Recommended."--Choice: present stories for tutorial Libraries

The environments during which humans dwell out their later lives have a powerful influence on their id and supply possibilities for nourishing social interactions. This quantity interprets the insights derived from modern learn on residential environments and public areas that increase overall healthiness into useful strategies for the layout of such precious group environments.

The textual content is grounded within the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of present study on position attachment, environmental which means, and group dwelling in later existence. Emphasis is put on how you can layout residential areas that facilitate the improvement of a feeling of position or domestic, and research is made into the categories of existence such areas foster and aid. a big subject pervading the textual content is the juxtaposition of non-public and public area. The ebook additionally addresses such subject matters because the transformation of areas into locations of private id and attachment, the necessity for shared intergenerational areas, and attention of numerous populations while designing public areas. The e-book additionally considers how rising public coverage agendas have an effect on the advance and administration of environments for the aged. Environmental Gerontology contains the contributions of students in anthropology, structure, economics, schooling, geography, gerontology, making plans, psychology, sociology, and various overall healthiness sciences, who hail from North the US, Europe, and Asia. With its powerful interdisciplinary concentration, this article bargains leading edge and really apt suggestions for the production of group environments which are actually useful for older adults.

Key Features:

  • Provides an updated synthesis of the newest study at the which means of position to older humans and its dating to well-being
  • Offers clean perception and significant views on neighborhood making plans and environmental layout
  • Considers deepest flats, retirement groups, long term care amenities, and private and non-private group spaces
  • Includes guiding ideas for environmental layout and perform suitable to the documented wishes of older people
  • Synthesizes contributions from foreign students in lots of disciplines

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