The research here presented originates from some of the ongoing challenges of our society: the demographic changes and the high share of population living in urban areas. Aim of the research is the definition of an index of sustainability and quality of life for elderly at sub urban scale, able to outline aspects related to the local territorial context but also to represent the neighbourhood level. This would provide significant added value to existing indicators that provide a unique value of quality of life for much larger areas as cities, regions, nations. Indeed, it is universally recognized that the quality of life varies quite considerably depending on whether you live in different neighbourhoods or different urban areas. The index proposed with the research is elaborated on the base of objective and subjective indicators integrated with the judgment of experts, in order to give an accurate and truthful weight to each indicator. Moreover, the proposed index has been elaborated for micro scale analysis, dividing urban areas into urban cells, in order to highlight more in detail the real needs of each specific zone. As a result, the elaborated index would be a valuable tool to be provided to local public administration in order to facilitate and optimize the planning and the management of their areas, prioritizing interventions based on sustainability principles and the subjective needs of the population, in particular of elderly.

Assessment of a urban sustainability and life quality index for elderly

Rossella Roversi;
2017

Abstract

The research here presented originates from some of the ongoing challenges of our society: the demographic changes and the high share of population living in urban areas. Aim of the research is the definition of an index of sustainability and quality of life for elderly at sub urban scale, able to outline aspects related to the local territorial context but also to represent the neighbourhood level. This would provide significant added value to existing indicators that provide a unique value of quality of life for much larger areas as cities, regions, nations. Indeed, it is universally recognized that the quality of life varies quite considerably depending on whether you live in different neighbourhoods or different urban areas. The index proposed with the research is elaborated on the base of objective and subjective indicators integrated with the judgment of experts, in order to give an accurate and truthful weight to each indicator. Moreover, the proposed index has been elaborated for micro scale analysis, dividing urban areas into urban cells, in order to highlight more in detail the real needs of each specific zone. As a result, the elaborated index would be a valuable tool to be provided to local public administration in order to facilitate and optimize the planning and the management of their areas, prioritizing interventions based on sustainability principles and the subjective needs of the population, in particular of elderly.
Rossella Roversi; Davide Astiaso Garcia, Fabrizio Cumo, Valeria De Notti, Elisa Pennacchia, Giuseppe Piras, Valentina Stefanini Pennucci
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