International Perspectives on Aging

Environmental Gerontology in Europe and Latin America

Policies and Perspectives on Environment and Aging

Editors: Sánchez-González, Diego, Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Vicente (Eds.)

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  • ​Includes a special focus on space and place in population aging research
  • Explores different levels of socio-spatial analysis
  • Proposes theoretical and methodological approaches to analyse the attributes and functions of the physical-social environment of the elderly
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This book looks at the relationships between the physical-social environment and the elderly in Europe and Latin America, from the Environmental Gerontology perspective and through geographical and psychosocial approaches. It addresses the main environmental issues of population ageing, based on an understanding of the complex relationships, adjustments and adaptations between different environments (home, residence, public spaces, landscapes, neighbourhoods, urban and rural environment) and the quality of life of the ageing population, associated with residential strategies and other aspects related to health and dependency. The different levels of socio-spatial analysis are also explored: macro (urban and rural environments, regions and landscapes), meso (neighbourhood, public space) and micro (personal, home and institution). New theoretical and methodological approaches are proposed to analyse the attributes and functions of the physical-social environment of the elderly, as well as new ways of living the ageing process. All will have to respond to the challenges of urbanisation, globalisation and climate change in the 21st century. Also, the different experiences and challenges of public planning and management professionals involved with the growing ageing population are presented, and will require greater association and collaboration with the academic and scientific fields of Environmental Gerontology.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction to Environmental Gerontology in Latin America and Europe

    Pages 1-7

    Sánchez-González, Diego (et al.)

  • Approaches to Environmental Gerontology in the Mediterranean Europe and Latin America: Policy and Practice on Ageing and Place

    Pages 11-44

    Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Vicente (et al.)

  • Population Ageing in the Context of Globalization

    Pages 45-72

    Zlotnik, Hania

  • Aging, Mobility and Migration in Latin America

    Pages 73-91

    Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Vicente

  • Environment, Health and Ageing

    Pages 93-104

    Leeson, George W., Ph.D.

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-21418-4
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Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-35962-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Gerontology in Europe and Latin America
Book Subtitle
Policies and Perspectives on Environment and Aging
Editors
  • Diego Sánchez-González
  • Vicente Rodríguez-Rodríguez
Series Title
International Perspectives on Aging
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-21419-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-21419-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-21418-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35962-5
Series ISSN
2197-5841
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 306
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