Age-Friendly Cities: International Publication

January 14th, 2016

Researcher Suzanne Garon, in collaboration with her Belgian colleague Thibald Moulaert, has written a book on the experience of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Network of Age-Friendly Cities entitled Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in International Comparison.

Urban spaces play an essential role in the development of active aging, the very reason why this topic is at the centre of this publication which covers the international experience of the United Nations program. The publication contains case studies from the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and many other countries. A vast selection of empirical data notably describes how current issues affect the elderly as opposed to the quality of built infrastructure and the social environment which can genuinely support them. The research shows how the Age-Friendly Cities and Communities model can be adapted to the diverse social, political, and economic realities across continents.

 A 20% purchase discount is being offered during the first month of the publication's release.

For further information, visit the publisher's site at:

Moulaert, T., Garon, S. (Editors) (2016). Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in International Comparison. Political Lessons, Scientific Avenues, and Democratic Issues. New York, USA: Springer. 422 p. 

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