Is Milan a City for Elderly? Mobility for Aging in Place

Mariotti, Ilaria and Brouwer, Aleid Elizabeth and Gelormini, Marcello (2018) Is Milan a City for Elderly? Mobility for Aging in Place. TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment (2). pp. 95-104. ISSN 1970-9870

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Italy is among the ‘eldest’ countries in the world, with increasing numbers of elderly becoming older and participating in society. In order to ensure that these and future elderly are able to age in place, the possibilities to get around in one’s own neighborhood should be available and safe in use. In order to gain insight in the mobility issues of elderly in Italy we investigated 11 Milanese neighborhoods through in depth interviews to see how elderly perceive their neighborhood in terms of mobility. We find that that the respondent move at least twice a day outside and have a preference for local public transport and walking, followed by the use of the private car. Most of them prefer to age in place and feel happy in their current environment. However, more research needs to be done to give proper policy handles for local municipalities before we can agree what is necessary for age friendly neighborhoods.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue 2018. SIET Elderly mobility
Uncontrolled Keywords: Elderly; Mobility; Neighborhood; Milan; Local Public Transport
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 09:56
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 09:56

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