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The use of amenities in high density neighbourhoods by older urban Australians residents

Vine, Desley, Buys, Laurie, & Aird, Rosemary (2012) The use of amenities in high density neighbourhoods by older urban Australians residents. Landscape and Urban Planning, 107(2), pp. 159-171.

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Abstract

Like other major cities, Brisbane (Australia) has adopted policies to increase residential densities to meet the liveability goal of decreasing car dependence. This objective hinges on urban neighbourhoods being amenity-rich spaces, reducing the need for residents to leave their neighbourhood for everyday living. While older people are attracted to urban settings, there has been little empirical evidence linking liveability satisfaction with older people's use of urban neighbourhoods. Using a case study approach employing qualitative (diaries, in-depth interviews) and quantitative (Global Positioning Systems and Geographical Information Systems mapping) methods,this paper explores the effect of the neighbourhood environment and its influence on liveability for older urban people. Reliance on motor vehicles and issues with availability and access to local amenities inhibit local participation for older people. Highlighting these issues furthers our understanding of the landscape planning and design factors that make urban neighbourhoods more liveable for older residents.

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ID Code: 53774
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Ageing-in-Place, Amenities, Availability, Accessibility, GIS, GPS
DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.05.013
ISSN: 0169-2046
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Landscape and Urban Planning. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Landscape and Urban Planning, [VOL 107, ISSUE 2, (2012)] DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.05.013
Deposited On: 21 Sep 2012 08:36
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2013 19:08

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