Smart, Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: The Emergence of Socio-Technological Solutions in the Central and Eastern Europe

[Chapter in:] F. Flórez-Revuelta, A.A. Chaaraoui (eds.), Active and Assisted Living: Technologies and Applications, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, London 2016, pp. 335-359

27 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2018

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Andrzej Klimczuk

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Students

Łukasz Tomczyk

Independent

Date Written: June 7, 2016

Abstract

The chapter aims to introduce an integrated approach to concepts of (1) smart cities and (2) age-friendly cities and communities. Although these ideas are widely promoted by the European Union and the World Health Organisation, they are perceived as separate. Meanwhile, these concepts are closely intermingled in theory and practise concerning the promotion of healthy and active ageing, a universal design, usability and accessibility of age-friendly environments, reducing of the digital divide and robotic divide, and reducing of older adults' social isolation. The conclusion underlines the need for participatory creation of ambient assisted living (AAL) technologies and applications with older adults and the need for advocacy to promote AAL in the context of the silver economy especially in the Central and Eastern Europe.

Keywords: Smart Cities, Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, Ageing in Place 2.0, Age-Friendly Environments, Aids for Activities of Daily Living, Universal Design

JEL Classification: P25, J14, J18

Suggested Citation

Klimczuk, Andrzej and Tomczyk, Łukasz, Smart, Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: The Emergence of Socio-Technological Solutions in the Central and Eastern Europe (June 7, 2016). [Chapter in:] F. Flórez-Revuelta, A.A. Chaaraoui (eds.), Active and Assisted Living: Technologies and Applications, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, London 2016, pp. 335-359. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2791378

Andrzej Klimczuk (Contact Author)

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Students ( email )

Warsaw
Poland

Łukasz Tomczyk

Independent ( email )

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