Salir a la calle y conectarse : el uso y la percepción del espacio público de personas mayores en Barcelona

Translated title of the contribution: Going out and connecting. The use by and perception of public space among older people in Barcelona: the use by and perception of public space among older people in Barcelona

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Abstract

An urban environment adapted to the needs of older people is key to guaranteeing active aging and physical and emotional well-being. In this article, we present the results of a project where 38 older people (between 73 and 95 years old) were interviewed to study the relationship between aging, loneliness and public space in Barcelona. Although there has been a significant improvement in the quality and accessibility of public space in recent years, as well as in the provision of facilities, these people, who present some health problems and, in some cases, a significant reduction in their mobility, suggested certain measures to improve the quality of public space and their immediate environment, the neighbourhood, in order to ensure their independence and autonomy and improve their quality of life. Although most of them consider their neighbourhood to be a good place to grow old, they suggest more work needs to be done to improve the walkability of public space, its maintenance, and its safety, as well as create more facilities for older people and provide them with more support staff.
Translated title of the contributionGoing out and connecting. The use by and perception of public space among older people in Barcelona: the use by and perception of public space among older people in Barcelona
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)239-259
Number of pages21
JournalDocuments d'anàlisi geogràfica
Volume70
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2024

Keywords

  • Envelliment
  • Espai públic
  • Barri
  • Barcelona
  • Salut
  • Caminabilitat
  • Benestar
  • Envejecimiento
  • Espacio público
  • Barrio
  • Salud
  • Caminabilidad
  • Bienestar
  • Ageing
  • Public space
  • Neighbourhood
  • Health
  • Walkability
  • Well-being
  • Vieillissement
  • Espace public
  • Quartier
  • Barcelone
  • Santé
  • Marchabilité
  • Bienêtre

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