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Ageing and the Built Environment in Singapore

Editors: Yuen, Belinda (Ed.)

  • Contains a rich body of empirical evidence on how older people’s experience the residential environment in a rapidly ageing Asian society and the high-density homes of Singapore
  • Provides evidence on the physical and social characteristics of the neighborhoods that facilitate ageing in place
  • Reveals how mixed methods can be combined and used in the study of older adults’ lived experience
  • Provides a useful reference for built environment practitioners working on age-friendly housing and neighborhoods
  • Opens up new avenues for research on ageing and the urban built environment
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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92444-1
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Hardcover $169.99
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About this book

This book contains a collection of studies that have been conducted among older residents in Singapore. Different methods, from surveys to crowd sourcing, have been used to investigate the older adults’ lived experiences and social participation in the residential environment. The findings reveal that older residents interact with the built environment in ways that reflect their changing capabilities and lifestyles. Since the built environment – where we live and go – can have an important impact on our daily lives, especially among older people, understanding these experiences and perceived needs is important to help older individuals age within their community.

About the authors

Belinda Yuen is Professorial Fellow and Research Director at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) where she leads and directs the Lee Li Ming Programme in Ageing Urbanism. She is interested in the study of cities, and in particular in understanding the interactions between the urban built environment and its social, cultural and environmental dynamics. Belinda has a BA (with honors) in Geography from the University of Singapore, a MA in Town and Regional Planning from the University of Sheffield, and PhD from the University of Melbourne. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Surveying Older Adults’ Perceptions and Aspirations

    Yuen, Belinda (et al.)

    Pages 1-44

  • Focusing on Older Residents Views

    Yuen, Belinda (et al.)

    Pages 45-69

  • Sharing Key Informant Views

    Yuen, Belinda (et al.)

    Pages 71-102

  • Housing Audit

    Yuen, Belinda (et al.)

    Pages 103-125

  • Walking with Older Adults

    Yuen, Belinda (et al.)

    Pages 127-148

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92444-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92443-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ageing and the Built Environment in Singapore
Editors
  • Belinda Yuen
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92444-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92444-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92443-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 285
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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