Author: Charles B. A. MusselwhitePublish On: 2021-10-19
4.4.1 Cultural Capital and Safe and Accessible Space: Culturally Safe and Accessible Space Design of public spaces can exclude groups of people. Whyte (1980) calls this a drowning out of certain groups by designing for one group over ...
Author: Charles B. A. Musselwhite
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Category: Social Science
Designing Public Space for an Ageing Population examines the barriers older people face by being a pedestrian in the built environment and how to overcome them. Drawing on research carried out across the globe these limitations are framed around Bourdieu's theory of capitals.
A large number of users were involved in designing the tests and prototyping a few chosen tasks. ... He continues to emphasize that it is important to design public spaces well since high quality public spaces offer huge economic, ...
Author: Qin Gao
Publisher: Springer Nature
This three volume set of LNCS 12207, 12208 and 12209 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference, HCI International 2020, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in July 2020. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The total of 1439 papers and 238 posters have been accepted for publication in the HCII 2020 proceedings from a total of 6326 submissions. ITAP 2020 includes a total of 104 regular papers which are organized in topical sections named: Involving Older Adults in HCI Methodology , User Experience and Aging, Aging and Mobile and Wearable Devices, Health and Rehabilitation Technologies, Well-being, Persuasion, Health Education and Cognitive Support, Aging in Place, Cultural and Entertainment Experiences for Older Adults, Aging and Social Media, Technology Acceptance and Societal Impact.
In places where extended family life is not common, we need to provide public space that encourages our ageing population to gather, for friendship and exercise. With the overall population ageing, it means that our emphasis on the ...
Author: Gayle Souter-Brown
In this book Gayle Souter-Brown explores the social, economic and environmental benefits of developing greenspace for health and well-being. She examines the evidence behind the positive effects of designed landscapes, and explains effective methods and approaches which can be put into practice by those seeking to reduce costs and add value through outdoor spaces. Using principles from sensory, therapeutic and healing gardens, Souter-Brown focuses on landscape’s ability to affect health, education and economic outcomes. Already valued within healthcare environments, these design guidelines for public and private spaces extend the benefits throughout our towns and cities. Covering design for school grounds to public parks, public housing to gardens for stressed executives, this richly illustrated text builds the case to justify inclusion of a designed outdoor area in project budgets. With case studies from the US, UK, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe, it is an international, inspirational and valuable tool for those interested in landscapes that provide real benefits to their users.
Recognising parks as vital community spaces and a place of sociability (especially for the elderly) and to design for it. Project for Public Spaces (2009b) characterises a good park as a place that supports a variety of activities and ...
Author: Belinda Yuen
Category: Political Science
This book contains a collection of studies that have been conducted among older residents in Singapore. Different methods, from surveys to crowd sourcing, have been used to investigate the older adults’ lived experiences and social participation in the residential environment. The findings reveal that older residents interact with the built environment in ways that reflect their changing capabilities and lifestyles. Since the built environment – where we live and go – can have an important impact on our daily lives, especially among older people, understanding these experiences and perceived needs is important to help older individuals age within their community.
individuality, communality, and public and private dimensions . It is described in physical, psychological, social, and informational dimensions . In this study, we concentrated on spaces' physical dimension of privacy regarding ...
Author: Jia Zhou
The two-volume set LNCS 10297 + 10298 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2017, held as part of HCI International 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. HCII 2017 received a total of 4340 submissions, of which 1228 papers were accepted for publication after a careful reviewing process. The 83 papers presented in the two volumes of ITAP 2017 were organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: aging and technology acceptance; user-centred design for the elderly; product design for the elderly; aging and user experience; digital literacy and training. Part II: mobile and wearable interaction for the elderly; aging and social media; silver and intergenerational gaming; health care and assistive technologies and services for the elderly; aging and learning, working and leisure.
Ageing populations are an emerging issue for many nations and raise a number of health issues and challenges. ... social participation of the elderly, for example through the design of public space to encourage social interaction.
Author: Matthew Jones
Publisher: Vernon Press
Rapid urbanization represents major threats and challenges to personal and public health. The World Health Organisation identifies the ‘urban health threat’ as three-fold: infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases; and violence and injury from, amongst other things, road traffic. Within this tripartite structure of health issues in the built environment, there are multiple individual issues affecting both the developed and the developing worlds and the global north and south. Reflecting on a broad set of interrelated concerns about health and the design of the places we inhabit, this book seeks to better understand the interconnectedness and potential solutions to the problems associated with health and the built environment. Divided into three key themes: home, city, and society, each section presents a number of research chapters that explore global processes, transformative praxis and emergent trends in architecture, urban design and healthy city research. Drawing together practicing architects, academics, scholars, public health professional and activists from around the world to provide perspectives on design for health, this book includes emerging research on: healthy homes, walkable cities, design for ageing, dementia and the built environment, health equality and urban poverty, community health services, neighbourhood support and wellbeing, urban sanitation and communicable disease, the role of transport infrastructures and government policy, and the cost implications of ‘unhealthy’ cities etc. To that end, this book examines alternative and radical ways of practicing architecture and the re-imagining of the profession of architecture through a lens of human health.
So there exists a disconnect and discord between the urban space and the elderly. ... most of the urban elderly population is dependent on private transport, in Global South, public transportation system should be elderly inclusive.
Author: Mainak Ghosh
Publisher: Springer Nature
This edited volume is a compilation of the ‘built environment’ in response to many investigations, analyses and sometimes mere observations of the various dialogues and interactions of the built, in context to its ecology, perception and design. The chapters concentrate on various independent issues, integrated as a holistic approach, both in terms of theoretical perspectives and practical approaches, predominantly focusing on the Global South. The book builds fabric knitting into the generic understanding of environment, perception and design encompassing ‘different’ attitudes and inspirations. This book is an important reference to topics concerning urbanism, urban developments and physical growth, and highlights new methodologies and practices. The book presumes an understanding unearthed from various dimensions and again woven back to a common theme, which emerges as the reader reads through. Various international experts of the respective fields working on the Global South contributed their latest research and insights to the different parts of the book. This trans-disciplinary volume appeals to scientists, students and professionals in the fields of architecture, geography, planning, environmental sciences and many more.
The studies discussed the impact of the mandatory public health restrictions, including shelter-in-place orders, ... quarantines, mask wearing mandates, physical distancing guidelines, public space closures, travel restrictions, ...
Author: Qin Gao
Publisher: Springer Nature
This two-volume set constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2022, held as part of the 24th International Conference, HCI International 2022, held as a virtual event, during June-July 2022. ITAP 2022 includes a total of 75 papers, which focus on topics related to designing for and with older users, technology acceptance and user experience of older users, use of social media and games by the aging population, as well as applications supporting health, wellbeing, communication, social participation and everyday activities. The papers are divided into the following topical sub-headings. Part I: Aging, Design and Gamification; Mobile, Wearable and Multimodal Interaction for Aging; Aging, Social Media and Digital Literacy; and Technology Acceptance and Adoption: Barriers and Facilitators for Older Adults Part II: Intelligent Environment for Daily Activities Support; Health and Wellbeing Technologies for the Elderly; and Aging, Communication and Social Interaction.
Evidence-Based Lighting Design for the Built Environment Navaz Davoudian. The. Role. of. Light. and. why. it. is. Changing. Lighting is fundamental to night-time engagement with public space. Technological advances are revolutionising ...
Author: Navaz Davoudian
Book Award Finalist for Urban Design Group Awards 2020 Lighting has the power to illuminate and enhance our experience within the built environment. The light that enables people to travel around their neighbourhood or their city; the light which they see themselves and their neighbourhood under. Research into the effects of urban lighting on behaviour, environmental psychology and social interaction is developing at a rapid rate. Yet, despite the affect it has on our daily lives, the practical application of this research is a relatively untapped resource. This book explores the needs and experiences of people at night and how these can be addressed by public lighting. It will give readers the confidence to develop more sophisticated lighting plans and add value to their projects. Case studies provide in-depth analysis of real-life projects and will help the reader to understand lighting designers’ own experiences, including post-installation observations. Written in an accessible style by an array of experts, this is an essential book for practitioners, academics and students alike, that will enable you to put the research in to practice and develop better lighting for better places.
Much has also been written about the design of public space for people of different abilities and these ideas offer ways to intervene that not only help draw older adults into public spaces , but also generate design changes that ...
Author: van Melik, Rianne
Publisher: Policy Press
Category: Social Science
COVID-19 is an invisible threat that has hugely impacted cities and their inhabitants. Yet its impact is very visible, perhaps most so in urban public spaces and spaces of mobility. This international volume explores the transformations of public space and public transport in response to COVID-19 across the world, both those resulting from official governmental regulations and from everyday practices of urban citizens. The contributors discuss how the virus made urban inequalities sharper and clearer, and redefined public spaces in the ‘new normal’. Offering crucial insights for reforming cities to be more resilient to future crises, this is an invaluable resource for scholars and policy makers alike.