Older people's mobility within the community : the impact of built environment and transportation on active aging

Zeitler, Elisabeth (2013) Older people's mobility within the community : the impact of built environment and transportation on active aging. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


Population ageing is one of the major challenges of the 21st century and societies need to optimize opportunities for active ageing. This thesis explored how the built environment impacts the mobility and participation within the community. A combination of person-based GPS tracking and in-depth interviews was used to collect data on transportation use and engagement in activities of older people living within Brisbane. It showed that the built environment has a strong impact on mobility. To enable healthy and active ageing modern communities need to overcome car dependency and provide mobility options that are tailored towards older people’s needs.

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ID Code: 64102
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Buys, Laurie & Miller, Evonne
Keywords: ageing, active ageing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), mobility, older people, out-of-home activity, participation, transportation, travel behaviour
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Resources
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 07 Nov 2013 06:44
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 22:42

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