By Joseph, PhD Coughlin,Lisa, PhD D'Ambrosio
"Recommended."--CHOICE: present stories for tutorial Libraries
"Coughlin and DíAmbrosioís edited quantity is a welcome contribution to highlighting this factor for gerontologists. the gathering is an informative and valuable reference for college students, researchers, practitioners, planners, and coverage analysts"--The Gerontologist
This solution-focused quantity fills a spot within the literature by means of addressing the major concerns round mobility and transportation for the getting older child Boomer generation--issues that would be considerably diversified than these of past generations of older adults. This new iteration, a lot of whom will proceed to paintings previous the conventional retirement age and anticipate to pursue an lively way of life, can have to confront new transportation expertise, the necessity to use public transportation, and how one can proceed riding accurately as their eyesight fades and response time slows down. This quantity examines a number of the concerns confronted by way of policymakers, transportation officers, automobile brands, healthiness and human companies pros, and getting older adults themselves because the biggest new release prepares to go into overdue maturity.
The volume's editors are either on the MIT AgeLab, whose multi-disciplinary staff designs, develops and deploys suggestions to reinforce caliber of lifestyles for getting older populations. throughout the contributions of a various workforce of theorists and practitioners, together with strategies from the nationwide Older driving force safeguard Advisory Council, a collaboration among AARP's motive force safeguard application and the MIT AgeLab, the booklet discusses a number of key subject matters pertinent to getting older the USA and transportation. between them are the altering demographics of the inhabitants, how this generation's way of life offerings impact mobility, expertise tendencies in deepest automobiles, adjustments within the infrastructure and transportation procedure, the "new" older driving force, and safety issues and schooling between older drivers. This booklet additionally explores sensible options and techniques, corresponding to new transportation ideas and thoughts that would considerably influence the way forward for mobility for older adults, for conserving those seniors energetic and cellular good into their later years.
Key beneficial properties:
Read or Download Aging America and Transportation: Personal Choices and Public Policy PDF
Similar regional planning books
While catastrophe moves in towns the consequences might be catastrophic in comparison to different environments. yet what elements truly make certain the vulnerability or resilience of towns? The Vulnerability of towns fills an essential hole in catastrophe experiences by means of studying the too-often neglected impression of mess ups on towns, the stipulations resulting in excessive losses from city mess ups and why a few families and groups face up to catastrophe extra successfully than others.
In Social Capital on the neighborhood point, John Halstead and Steven Deller research social capital formation past the person point via numerous disciplines: making plans, economics, local improvement, sociology, in addition to non-traditional methods like engineering and equipped environmental gains.
Pointing tips to the way forward for learn and improvement in terms of biking as a style of delivery, this ebook investigates many of the major fresh advancements within the know-how, provision for, and take in of biking in a variety of elements of the realm. Tensions on the middle of the character of biking stay: at the one hand biking is often seen as being a dicy task, whereas nonetheless it truly is visible as being a fashion of permitting populations to dwell fitter lives.
This publication highlights the voters' non-stop participation in quite a lot of city affairs, specially outdoors institutional frameworks. It brings jointly an interdisciplinary group of French, British and American teachers who learn the lengthy and wealthy background of participation or partnership in British and American city lifestyles (with extra connection with France), exhibiting that either inner most pursuits and group teams have lengthy been occupied with neighborhood regulations.
- Sharing the City: Community Participation in Urban Management
- A Planner's Encounter with Complexity (New Directions in Planning Theory)
- Governing Regional Development Policy: The Use of Performance Indicators
- Unlearning the Colonial Cultures of Planning
- Globalization and Regional Growth in Europe: Past Trends and Future Scenarios (Advances in Spatial Science)
Extra resources for Aging America and Transportation: Personal Choices and Public Policy