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Planning for older people in a rapidly warming and ageing world: the role of urban greening


Baldwin, C and Matthews, T and Byrne, J, Planning for older people in a rapidly warming and ageing world: the role of urban greening, Urban Policy and Research pp. 1-14. ISSN 0811-1146 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/08111146.2020.1780424


Rapidly ageing populations are coinciding with urbanisation and climate change providing a global challenge. Older people experience higher rates of mortality and morbidity from extreme heat. Climate change is expected to magnify urban heat island effects. Green infrastructure is increasingly recognised as capable of mitigating urban heat and could alleviate some heat burdens on seniors. This research investigated the enablers and barriers to green infrastructure provision in aged care facilities in Australia with senior management from four large national aged care providers. While potential multiple advantages were identified, providers need evidence-based research to justify investment in future green infrastructure interventions.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:heat stress, cities, ageing, green infrastructure, aged care providers, heat waves, climate change, justice, adaptation, policy, seniors, disadvantage
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Land use and environmental planning
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
UTAS Author:Byrne, J (Professor Jason Byrne)
ID Code:139892
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2020-07-13
Last Modified:2020-08-28

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