Book release: The Senior City
A new anthology The Senior City – The importance of urban and local environment for contentment into old age, has been published by The Centre for the Future of Places.
The Senior City – The importance of urban and local environment for contentment into old age
Editors: Tigran Haas & Göran Cars
Printed and Bound by US-AB Academic Printers. Published and Distributed by KTH Royal Institute of Technology and The Center for The Future of Places (CFP) at KTH.
It is our strong belief that the cities must adjust if older people are to maintain quality of life and that the ageing society continue to play an active role in the community avoiding loneliness and isolation. Isolation and loneliness have both a negative impact on health so tackling that is really important especially when it comes to the built environment, urban planning and the overall development and management of our cities.
The outcome of the Senior City Project is summarized in this composite anthology, edited volume which includes different facets of the Senior City Project, research on Sweden, the EU, and especially the research that was done together with the Italian partner Sapienza.
Also different international perspectives from around the world, especially the UK and USA are presented in their own right outside the frame of this project. All these researchers & policy makers have been very kind to share their experiences and research findings together with the senior city project in order to illustrate the complexity of themes and challenges of the ageing society.