Kweon, B.-S., W.C. Sullivan & A.R. Wiley, 1998, Green common spaces and the social integration of inner-city older adults, in: Environment and Behavior, , 6
- Author : Kweon, B.-S., W.C. Sullivan & A.R. Wiley
- Year : 1998
- Journal/Series : Environment and Behavior
- Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 6
- Pages : 832-858
- Abstract in English : For older adults, social integration and the strength of social ties are profoundly important predictors of well-being and longevity. Elderly individuals with strong social connections have lower levels of mortality, reduced suicide rates, less fear of crime, and better physical health. Can the physical environment be designed to promote older adults’ social integration with their neighbours? For elderly individuals who live in poverty, inadequate housing, and barren inner-city neighbourhoods, planting trees and grass in neighbour outdoor common spaces appears to be one way to create more vital socially supportive places to live.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: elderly, environmental psychology, benefits of nature, societal significance, well-being, planting design. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.