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Äldre fotgängare i stadens gångmiljö - en fallstudie om äldres upplevelser av gångmiljön i Malmö och hur kommunen planerar för äldre fotgängare

Björk, Caroline LU (2019) SGEL36 20191
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
The aging population is increasing globally and this demographic challenge poses increased pressures on urban planning. Walking as a mode of transportation is used both independently and in combination with other transportation modes and has a great impact on people, particular elderly. The aim of this thesis is to investigate how Malmö city’s walking environment is experienced by the older pedestrians. The purpose is also to investigate how Malmö’s urban planning of the walking environment can limit, create opportunities or affect the older pedestrians. With the time geography approach and concept of accessibility, restrictions of the walking environment can be identified. Together with the theoretical framework, the empirical basis of... (More)
The aging population is increasing globally and this demographic challenge poses increased pressures on urban planning. Walking as a mode of transportation is used both independently and in combination with other transportation modes and has a great impact on people, particular elderly. The aim of this thesis is to investigate how Malmö city’s walking environment is experienced by the older pedestrians. The purpose is also to investigate how Malmö’s urban planning of the walking environment can limit, create opportunities or affect the older pedestrians. With the time geography approach and concept of accessibility, restrictions of the walking environment can be identified. Together with the theoretical framework, the empirical basis of interviews that investigate experiences and municipal planning documents can be applied. The results show that the walking environment and its function is essential for elderly. There are several barriers that limit the older pedestrians, but they adapt to the restrictions of the walking environment. The planning documents analysis shows that there is a desire to prioritize pedestrians in general, but it is unclear which guidelines show be followed. The elder pedestrians tend to be forgotten and Malmö’s municipal is lacking in preventive planning by not including the older population. (Less)
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Björk, Caroline LU
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organization
course
SGEL36 20191
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
elderly pedestrians, walking environment, restrictions, accessibility, time geography
language
Swedish
id
8978180
date added to LUP
2019-06-12 09:27:21
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2019-06-12 09:27:21
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  abstract     = {The aging population is increasing globally and this demographic challenge poses increased pressures on urban planning. Walking as a mode of transportation is used both independently and in combination with other transportation modes and has a great impact on people, particular elderly. The aim of this thesis is to investigate how Malmö city’s walking environment is experienced by the older pedestrians. The purpose is also to investigate how Malmö’s urban planning of the walking environment can limit, create opportunities or affect the older pedestrians. With the time geography approach and concept of accessibility, restrictions of the walking environment can be identified. Together with the theoretical framework, the empirical basis of interviews that investigate experiences and municipal planning documents can be applied. The results show that the walking environment and its function is essential for elderly. There are several barriers that limit the older pedestrians, but they adapt to the restrictions of the walking environment. The planning documents analysis shows that there is a desire to prioritize pedestrians in general, but it is unclear which guidelines show be followed. The elder pedestrians tend to be forgotten and Malmö’s municipal is lacking in preventive planning by not including the older population.},
  author       = {Björk, Caroline},
  keyword      = {elderly pedestrians,walking environment,restrictions,accessibility,time geography},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Äldre fotgängare i stadens gångmiljö - en fallstudie om äldres upplevelser av gångmiljön i Malmö och hur kommunen planerar för äldre fotgängare},
  year         = {2019},
}