Around the world, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners are working to ensure cities and communities are prepared for the challenges and opportunities of aged and highly urbanised populations. Bringing together stakeholders from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, this book presents new evidence and critical reviews of current knowledge to promote ongoing discussions on: affordable and accessible housing to support ageing in place; built environment supports for health-enhancing physical activity and mobility; and planning and design strategies and approaches to promote healthy and active ageing in cities and communities. The book content is framed by socio-ecological models of ageing and well-being that emphasise the dynamic interconnections between people and environment. Contributions in this edited volume stem from the International Ageing Urbanism Colloquium, 2017, Singapore University of Technology and Design.

chapter |14 pages


ByAnna P. Lane

part Part I|52 pages


chapter 1|21 pages

Housing for older Australians

Changing capacities and constrained choices
ByJulie E. Byles

chapter 2|17 pages

Adapting public housing to age in place in Singapore

ByBelinda Yuen

chapter 3|14 pages

Ageing in place

Japan’s struggle towards its realisation
BySatoshi Kose

part Part II|80 pages

Mobility and transportation

chapter 4|22 pages

Neighbourhood built environment and older adults’ physical activity

ByEster Cerin, Andrea Nathan, Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Anthony Barnett

chapter 5|14 pages

Life-space mobility and active ageing

ByErja Portegijs, Taina Rantanen

chapter 6|14 pages

Ageing and transportation

ByGudmundur F. Ulfarsson, Sungyop Kim

chapter 7|29 pages

Spatial analysis of older adults’ travel behaviour in Singapore

ByYuting Hou, Adithi Moogoor

part Part III|80 pages

Urban planning and design

chapter 8|26 pages

Age-friendly communities

Community environments to promote active ageing in place
ByChanam Lee, Sinan Zhong

chapter 9|24 pages

Integrating active ageing into inclusive neighbourhood design in Singapore

ByGillian McFeat Lin

chapter 10|12 pages

Graphic design of the city

Urban legibility in Singapore
ByJoshua Comaroff

chapter 11|17 pages

Designing digital services to enhance older person’s access to public transport

ByYuan Lu, Rens Brankaert, Carlijn Valk, Marjolein den Haan, Xipei Ren