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Planning for older people in a rapidly warming and ageing world: the role of urban greening

Baldwin, C, Matthews, T and Byrne, J ORCID: 0000-0001-8733-0333 2020 , 'Planning for older people in a rapidly warming and ageing world: the role of urban greening' , Urban Policy and Research , pp. 1-14 , doi: 10.1080/08111146.2020.1780424.

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Rapidly ageing populations are coinciding with urbanisation and climate change providing a global challenge. Older people experience higher rates of mortality and morbidity from extreme heat. Climate change is expected to magnify urban heat island effects. Green infrastructure is increasingly recognised as capable of mitigating urban heat and could alleviate some heat burdens on seniors. This research investigated the enablers and barriers to green infrastructure provision in aged care facilities in Australia with senior management from four large national aged care providers. While potential multiple advantages were identified, providers need evidence-based research to justify investment in future green infrastructure interventions.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Baldwin, C and Matthews, T and Byrne, J
Keywords: heat stress, cities, ageing, green infrastructure, aged care providers, heat waves, climate change, justice, adaptation, policy, seniors, disadvantage
Journal or Publication Title: Urban Policy and Research
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0811-1146
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/08111146.2020.1780424
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