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Conclusion

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/9781847422712.003.0009
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This chapter draws on the key themes raised within each of the three parts of the book — revising, rethinking, and refocusing the person-environment fit. It details the contribution of the book to advancing scientific knowledge and addressing the criticisms of a ‘languishing’ state within environmental gerontological literature. It also provides a direction for and next steps to advancing policy and practice in this area, suggesting that society has reached a crucial junction in preparedness for supporting an agenda around ageing in place and more broadly creating positive, enabling, and inclusive neighbourhoods for all.

Keywords: person-environment fit; environmental gerontology; society; preparedness; ageing in place; neighbourhoods

Chapter.  3077 words. 

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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