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Portland, Oregon: A Case Study of Efforts to Become More Age Friendly
International Perspectives on Age-Friendly Cities (2016)
  • Alan DeLaTorre, Portland State University
  • Margaret Neal, Portland State University
This book brings together recent scholarly work concerned with efforts around the world to transform cities so that they are more age-friendly. Common to all of the initiatives is recognition of the importance of the community environment for the well-being of the rapidly growing numbers of older people. The collection includes chapters that examine the circumstances in which communities currently undertake significant age-friendly initiatives, public-private collaboration in age-friendly initiatives, collaboration across institutional sectors in age-friendly initiatives, policies that facilitate age-friendly developments, and the bases upon which age-friendly initiatives should be evaluated. It will be of interest to scholars in various fields including urban planning, gerontology, transportation planning, environmental design, and adult education.
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Kelly G. Fitzgerald and Francis G. Caro
Taylor and Francis
Routledge Studies in Human Geography
Citation Information
Alan DeLaTorre and Margaret Neal. "Portland, Oregon: A Case Study of Efforts to Become More Age Friendly" International Perspectives on Age-Friendly Cities (2016)
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