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Geographies of Transport and Ageing

Editors: Curl, Angela, Musselwhite, Charles (Eds.)

  • Addresses an emerging issue of our society: how to support the mobility needs of the ageing population
  • Offers a novel intersection between cultural and health geographies and gerontology
  • Provides contributions to the development of policies and practice for enhancing mobility of older adults
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About this book

This book presents a unique geographical perspective on issues of transport and mobility for ageing populations. Society is ageing across the globe. As well as living longer, older people are fitter, healthier and more active than previous generations were. There is both a desire and a need to be mobile in later life and mobility is clearly linked to older people’s health and wellbeing. Yet mobility can be hard for older people and we don’t always design our neighbourhoods, towns, cities and villages in an age friendly way.
With case studies from across the globe, authors take a geographical lens to the important topic of transport and mobility in later life. Chapters examine how the relationships between mobility, modes of transport, place and technologies affect an aging population.
This collection will be of interest to scholars and students in human geography, in particular those with interests in transport geography, mobilities, geographies of health and wellbeing, urban geographies and geographical gerontology. It will also appeal to practitioners and policy makers in urban design and planning, transport planning and engineering and public health who have interests in age-friendly cities and policy.

About the authors

Angela Curl is a Lecturer in Health Geography at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Her research interests are focused around understanding people’s perceptions and experiences of transport and mobility and how these intersect with the built environment, with a particular focus on older people’s mobilities as a key interface between research in transport and health.  She has previously worked in Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow, at the OPENspace research centre at the University of Edinburgh and as a transport planning practitioner.
Charles Musselwhite is Associate Professor in Gerontology, Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA), Swansea University, UK and heads-up the group’s Environments and Ageing research strand. His research examines mobility and ageing, specifically studying travel behavior, road user safety and relationships with health and wellbeing. Prior to joining Swansea, he worked at the Centre for Transport Studies, University West of England.

Reviews

“This is a timely and important book that challenges preconceptions about the transport needs and desires of our ageing society. It offers insights into the diversity of aspirations we have as we age and the daily reality in getting out and about experienced by older people in different circumstances. We need better understandings of these things to plan for a future life of quality for all ages and places.” (Catharine Ward Thompson, OPENspace Research Centre, University of Edinburgh, UK)

“Recent years have rightly seen a growth in scholarship around what “ageing well” can mean in 21st Century societies. There is high recognition across the disciplines engaged with ageing research of the importance of connectedness and mobility, whether by traditional means, augmented by access to “virtual mobility” information-technology solutions, or assisted with new transport system technologies. Given the significance of mobility and transport to active, successful ageing, Geographies of Transport and Ageing represents an important, arguably overdue, contribution, balancing insightful analysis of challenges faced today, such as how far policy should sustain older citizens’ driving, or encourage them to cycle, with informed discussion about potentials for tomorrow. As would be expected from a geographical perspective, the volume also considers the particular contexts of rural and urban areas, and the global north and south.” (Professor Graham Parkhurst, Centre for Transport and Society, University of the West of England, UK)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Geographical Perspectives on Transport and Ageing

    Musselwhite, Charles (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • Driving Segregation: Age, Gender and Emerging Inequalities

    Minton, Jon (et al.)

    Pages 25-50

  • Mobility and Ageing: A Review of Interactions Between Transport and Technology from the Perspective of Older People

    Pangbourne, Kate

    Pages 51-71

  • Mobility, Transport and Older People’s Well-Being in Sub-Saharan Africa: Review and Prospect

    Porter, Gina (et al.)

    Pages 75-100

  • A Window to the Outside World. Digital Technology to Stimulate Imaginative Mobility for Housebound Older Adults in Rural Areas

    Dowds, Gillian (et al.)

    Pages 101-130

Buy this book

eBook £77.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76360-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £96.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76359-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geographies of Transport and Ageing
Editors
  • Angela Curl
  • Charles Musselwhite
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76360-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76360-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76359-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 254
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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