Sustainability literacy of older people in retirement villages

Xia, Bo, Zuo, Jian, Skitmore, Martin, Buys, Laurie, & Hu, Xin (2014) Sustainability literacy of older people in retirement villages. Journal of Aging Research, 2014, Article ID 919054.

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Abstract

With many developed countries experiencing the aging of the population, older people play a large role in contributing to environmental problems but also to environmental solutions. The purpose of this research is to understand the awareness and behavior of current older people living in retirement villages towards sustainability development. To achieve this, a sustainability literacy survey was conducted with 65 older residents of a private retirement village located 10 Km outside the Brisbane, Australia’s central business district (CBD). Most of residents recognized the importance of environment protection and would like to lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. In addition, the majority were willing to pay higher prices for a living environment with sustainable features. The importance of positive social communications was emphasized with most residents having established good relationships with others in the village. The findings provide an important insight into consumer perspectives regarding the sustainable features that should and can be incorporated into the village planning and development.

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ID Code: 79656
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1155/2014/919054
ISSN: 2090-2204
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > OTHER BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (129900) > Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified (129999)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Funding:
  • RICS/449
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Bo Xia et al.
Copyright Statement: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which
permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2015 00:11
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2015 22:08

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