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Influences, opportunities and challenges

Allison E. Smith

in Ageing in urban neighbourhoods

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9781847422712
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301448 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847422712.003.0008
Influences, opportunities and challenges

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This chapter discusses and considers possible influences acting on the interpretation of the person-environment relationship, such as romanticising place, and age, and generational and period effects. It also examines and speculates on future challenges. It explores the role of globalisation, technology and communications, and how the economic downturn might influence ageing and place.

Keywords: person-environment relationship; romanticising place; globalisation; technology; communications; economic downturn; ageing

Chapter.  3824 words. 

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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