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Towards lifetime neighbourhoods: Improving footways for older people

Newton, R and Ormerod, M 2009, 'Towards lifetime neighbourhoods: Improving footways for older people' , International Journal of Neighbourhood Renewal, 1 (1) , pp. 44-56.

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the findings from a study into the experiences and preferences of a sample of older people in using the footways in their local neighbourhood environment. This was complemented with a walkability audit of the footways in the street and neighbourhood in which the research participants lived. The output from the study is the writing of design guidance for practitioners, and recommendations are provided in this paper for the design width, materials and shared use of footways. This design guidance on footways in part of a design series on the inclusive design of the external environment, more details of which can be found at www.idgo.ac.uk

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Neighbourhood Renewal
    Publisher: Holden Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
    Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2012 10:11
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:30
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/23057

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