Mobility and Accessibility of the Ageing Society

Vecchio, Giovanni and Akhavan, Mina (2018) Mobility and Accessibility of the Ageing Society. TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment (2). pp. 9-22. ISSN 1970-9870

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A large body of literature already explores how mobility is associate with the well-being and quality of life in elderly people. However, many studies so far have been widely discipline specific. This paper aims, thus, to critically review relevant mobility- and accessibility- related studies that, from different disciplines, focus on the well-being of the older adults. To do so, the Capabilities Approach is assumed as a theoretical perspective able to convey how individual well-being is differently shaped and experienced by each person. More specifically, this study intends to consider how to define profiles of ageing mobilities, discussing a methodology for detecting different elderly populations and neighbourhoods. The relationship between urban mobility and quality of life in fact differs according to the examined populations and settings, involving features that are peculiar of the elderly. The possibility to define profiles contributes to develop different “narratives of ageing” that, according to this group of population and their territorial context, allows a more precise understanding of how varied forms of mobility contribute to a differently defined well-being and quality of life. The expected outcomes of this study are twofold: (i) to provide a theoretical framework with the complexity of factors in mobility, in order to be applied in future empirical research studies, as a basis for further analyses with quantitative and qualitative methods; and (ii) to introduce a methodology for defining profiles of ageing mobilities, considering elements that may be differently inflected according to the setting taken into exam.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue 2018. SIET Elderly mobility
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ageing population; Mobility and Accessibility; Profiles of the Older Adults; Well-Being and Quality of Life
Subjects: 700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 710 Urbanistica e paesistica > 711 Urbanistica (Pianificazione territoriale) (Classificare le opere d'insieme su Urbanistica e Architettura in 720; classificare le opere interdisciplinari sull'Urbanistica in 307.12) > 711.094 Urbanistica - Europa (Pianificazione territoriale - Europa)
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 09:55
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 09:55

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