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Designing the Public and Private Spaces to the Needs of an Aging Society RC43 Housing and Built Environment, World Congress of Sociology, 15-21 June 2018, Toronto, Canada

Designing the Public and Private Spaces to the Needs of an Aging Society RC43 Housing and Built Environment, World Congress of Sociology, 15-21 June 2018, Toronto, Canada
Opublikowano 6 maj 2017 w: Aktualności

Calls for abstracts open – 25 April 2017 to 30 September 2017

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Designing the Public and Private Spaces to the Needs of an Aging Society
RC43 Housing and Built Environment
Language: English

The  early  part  of  the  21st  century  sees  two  notable  milestones.  For  the  first  time  in  history,  more  people  live now in urban than in rural areas. On the other hand we have the rapid ageing of humanity which is perhaps the most salient and dynamic aspect of modern demography. These two closely related global trends already have and will have significant implications for human development. This means the necessity to meet the needs of the growing group of people  with specific requirements. According to the World Health Organization experts, and not only their opinion, the physical and social environments are key determinants  of whether people  can remain healthy, independent and autonomous long into their old age. There are  many possible ways in which the built environment (private and public spaces) may influence the health and well-being of older residents.
In  this  scope  we  can  observe  the  growing  in  popularity  of  attempts  to  combine  knowledge  from  the  social sciences (especially sociology) with the knowledge from the field of design. Contemporary  design  proves  that  it  does  not  avoid  responsibility   for  the  import_ant  challenges  of  the demographics  problems  and  looking  for  innovative  solutions  for  built  environment.  We  are  waiting  for interesting examples of theoretical and practical implementations of social answers for challenges of aging. Our interest is to create the opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion on the issue of designing private and public spaces with special focus on elderly needs – what nowadays is worth presenting and promoting in every aspect.

We plan to publish a peer-reviewed book with Speakers’ articles, how we did it after last ESA Congress: Drafts From Sociology of Design. Introduction to Discussion https://repozytorium.ka.edu.pl/handle/11315/9131

Session Organizers:
Paulina ROJEK-ADAMEK, Pedagogical  University  of  Kraków,  Poland,
padamek@up.krakow.pl
Grzegorz GAWRON, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland,
grzegorz.gawron@us.edu.pl