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Nová města a staří lidé

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Title in English New cities and older people


Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sociální studia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Sociology, demography
Keywords older people; ageing; gentrification; revitalisation; social exclusion
Description This article presents an overview of recent discussions on dynamic development in modern cities, namely revitalisation, gentrification and regeneration of build environment and its impact of quality of life of older people living within these areas. We argue that these processes are highly normative and present themselves as primarily youthful enterprises. As such they may be considered as a manifestation of age discrimination or even ageism, since older people seem to be more disadvantaged by urban revitalization and at higher risk of displacement. However, we need to gain more understanding of mutual influence between ageing and environmental/urban change in general in order to pursue in building (age) inclusive society.
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