[URBANTH-L]CFP: Activities, Access, and Ageing in Southeast Asia

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Tue Oct 25 14:17:46 EDT 2005

CFP: Activities, Access, and Ageing in Southeast Asia
Deadline: November 15, 2005

All Southeast Asian populations are ageing, some very swiftly. The
countries' urban and rural environments are also changing rapidly, often in
ways that inhibit older persons from getting out-and-about with ease,
safety, and confidence. Southeast Asian countries vary in specific features,
such as built and communication environments, public transportation and
traffic flow, crowding in public spaces, services for older and disabled
persons, and heat/pollution/rain. But all are encountering simultaneous
ageing and infrastructure change.

The central topic of the conference which is to be held in Singapore on
24 -26 May 2006, is activities that older people want to do away from home,
but have trouble doing because of access problems. The conference joins
social science and architecture/design in ways that can help development of
policies for older and disabled persons so they achieve their wishes of
productive activity and social integration.

The conference themes are:

a) Activities that older persons in Southeast Asia expect and want to do in
late life

b) What activities they actually do each day or regularly

c) What they do not do because of perceived or experienced barriers outside
their home

d) How assistive devices and transportation services in urban and rural
places inhibit or facilitate older people doing away-from-home activities,
including health care visits

e) How features of public spaces (buildings, walkways, parks, shopping
areas, noise, pollution, etc.) inhibit or facilitate older people in their
away-from-home activities

f) How public places, transportation services, assistive devices, and
housing structures can be designed to help older persons' accomplish their
needs and wishes for away-from-home activities

Alyson Adrianne Rozells
Asia Research Institute,
National University of Singapore,
Shaw Foundation Building,
Block AS7, Level 4,
5 Arts Link,
Singapore 117570
Tel: (65) 6516 8787
Fax: (65) 6779 1428

Email: aaa2006 at nus.edu.sg
Visit the website at http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/conf2006/ageing.htm

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