Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dl.eusset.eu/handle/20.500.12015/3192
Title: Urban ageing: technology, agency and community in smarter cities for older people
Authors: Righi, Valeria
Sayago, Sergio
Blat, Josep
Avram, Gabriela
De Cindio, Fiorella
Pipek, Volkmar
Keywords: age-friendly cities;ageing;agency;older people;smart cities;smart communities
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: ACM Press, New York
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 119-128
Series/Report no.: C&T
Abstract: Despite the widespread popularity of smart cities in policy and research fields, and the ever-increasing ageing population in urban areas, ageing issues have seldom been addressed in depth in smart city programs. The main focus has hitherto been on making physical environments 'older people friendly'. We review studies in environmental gerontology, policies and HCI that show the multifaceted relationship between ageing and cities. We discuss two case studies with scenarios of engagement of older people in urban areas we undertook in the past 4 years. By drawing upon the results, we propose a vision of smart city that conceives of older people as embedded in intergenerational urban communities and capable of creating new engagement situations by reconfiguring IT-driven scenarios to their interests and social practices. This paper aims at expanding the current visions of smart cities for older people by building along three main dimensions: technology, agency and community.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1145/2768545.2768552
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/3192
ISBN: 978-1-4503-3460-0
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Long Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Limerick, Ireland
metadata.mci.conference.date: June, 27-30, 2015
Appears in Collections:C&T 2015: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies

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