To study the impact of neighborhood planning on healthy agein

Dash, Shanta Pragyan (2020) To study the impact of neighborhood planning on healthy agein. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29 (2). pp. 3439-3453. ISSN 2005-4238

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The desire to achieve healthy wellbeing is an important aspect of Active Ageing. It can also be defined as the ability of involving physical activities, of aged population, in their daily life so as not only to stay fit but also to remain healthy to achieve healthy ageing. Physical activities like walking, exercise, yoga etc. not only help in healthy living but also scientifically proved to be an active measure to stay healthy and reduces the tendencies of health related diseases. The design of community neighborhood is always a key factor to influence the support, care, security and homeliness for the aged population. It exerts a significant necessity for the aged people who are mainly affected by type of housing and their neighborhood settings. The design of built environment in India which is predominately denser in urban areas with high automobile dependency, is not sympathetic to the aged population for their safety and security. The ageing population is always a key challenge for social as well as planning policies. However, there is a limited source of literature which defines the strategic planning policies to sustain healthy ageing. The focus of the paper is to explore the inter-relationship between various aspects of neighborhood design and their impact on active ageing. Neighborhood, as defined, basically comprises of both housing and spaces in which we live, work and spend our leisure time. The understanding of how the design of neighborhood can have a positive impact on ageing is the aim of the research. The paper presents the results and facts derived from a household survey, with aged population as the focus groups, conducted in a neighborhood community in Bhubaneswar which highlights on the perception of old age people on housing and their community settlement. The paper is divided into three parts, first part focusing on the fact finding about the current scenario of ageing population in Indian context and fundamental understanding of inter-relationship of neighborhood design for healthy ageing The second part highlights the review from literature about various aspects on neighborhood design and the perception of aged people on healthy ageing in their neighborhood. The third part of the paper concludes with a set of design guidelines for neighborhood design to create a safe pedestrian environment, easy access to public transportation, shopping centers, public and recreational facilities and nearby healthcare centers and to create aspects for healthy ageing and wellbeing for the aged people.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Active ageing, built environment, ageing, healthy ageing, neighborhood design
Subjects: Architecture > MSAP Manipal
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2020 05:58
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2020 05:58

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