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The Perception of the Values of Urban Space by Senior Citizens of Valparaiso

Giulietta Fadda; Alejandra Cortés; Alessandra Olivi; Marcela Tovar-Restrepo

Title:
The Perception of the Values of Urban Space by Senior Citizens of Valparaiso
Author(s):
Fadda, Giulietta
Cortés, Alejandra
Olivi, Alessandra
Tovar-Restrepo, Marcela
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
Urban Planning
Volume:
24
Persistent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Journal of Aging Studies
Geographic Area:
Chile--Valparaíso
Publisher:
Elsevier
Abstract:
This paper is framed within the context of the Fondecyt Research Project (No. 1061179) entitled “Senior Citizens' quality of life in an Urban Habitat: Valparaiso, a Case Study.” It investigates how certain topographical conditions in the urban habitat impact on the quality of life of the population's most senior age group. Following a theoretical approach, we discuss some of the initial results obtained in our field research, integrating a quantitative technique of territorial analysis, GIS maps, and the qualitative techniques of Focus Groups and ethnographic interviews. The study of senior citizens' perceptions of their quality of life in Valparaiso indicates that the city's irregular topography and character as a heritage city mediate how the elderly perceive the urban space, creating social networks and a sense of community uniquely their own.
Subject(s):
Quality of life
Urban ecology (Sociology)
Older people
City planning
Publisher DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2010.07.001
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Suggested Citation:
Giulietta Fadda, Alejandra Cortés, Alessandra Olivi, Marcela Tovar-Restrepo, , The Perception of the Values of Urban Space by Senior Citizens of Valparaiso, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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