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dc.contributor.supervisor Milgrom, Richard (City Planning) en
dc.contributor.author Long, Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-10T16:00:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-10T16:00:06Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01-10T16:00:06Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4333
dc.description.abstract Canada’s population is aging rapidly, such that by 2031 it is estimated that one quarter of Canada’s population will be aged 65 or older (Statistics Canada December 15, 2006). It is argued that urban environments are often not adequately designed for older people and can impair their ability to live independently into their elder years (Harris 2004). Proper planning can help people age successfully in their community. This research practicum assesses three town centres within the City of Surrey to determine whether they are agefriendly based on the perceptions of residents over the age of 65. Results from the research found that areas in need of improvement included public transit, the walking environment, clustering various land uses, parks amenities, and home assistance, among other things. The practicum concludes with recommendations of areas for further study. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject age-friendly en
dc.subject older adult en
dc.subject senior en
dc.subject built form en
dc.subject planning en
dc.subject Surrey en
dc.title Aging and the built environment: observations from three town centres in Surrey British Columbia en
dc.degree.discipline City Planning en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Skelton, Ian (City Planning) Menec, Verena (Centre on Aging) en
dc.degree.level Master of City Planning (M.C.P.) en
dc.description.note February 2011 en


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