Older adults' public policies: how to design inclusive cities in Brazil

Adriana Portella, Thais Debli Libardoni, Eduardo Rocha, Celina Britto Corrêa, Ligia Maria Chiarelli, Sinval Cantarelli Xavier, Sirlene de Mello Sopeña, Gisele Pereira, Ryan Woolrych

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This paper presents the data collected and results achieved in the third year of the Project “Place-Making with Older Adults: Towards Age-Friendly Communities.” This is a Research Project funded by the Newton Fund and the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for a total of £808,289. It is international partnership research led by Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, and by the Federal University of Pelotas, in Pelotas, Brazil. The research began in May 2016 and was completed in December 2019. The research question we aimed to ask is: How can communities be designed to better integrate the sense of place needs of older adults across different urban and cultural contexts? The methods adopted were: (i) meetings held between researchers and stakeholders involved in city planning, (ii) Policy and Procedure Forums, (iii) presentation of public policies considered to be the most important by residents to the local government.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-32
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Art and Architecture Research Studies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


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