ARC Future Fellowships - Grant ID: FT140100085 [ 2015-01-01 - 2018-12-31 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Ester Cerin (Future Fellowship )

Brief description Urban spaces and active ageing: understanding person-environment interactions to inform activity-friendly community design. The proportion of older adults in urban areas is rapidly growing, leading to increases in health-care costs that are associated with chronic diseases. This can be offset by creating urban environments that support an active lifestyle across mid-to-late adulthood. How urban community designs shape the physical activity of this understudied age group is unclear. Using a suite of national and international epidemiological studies, This project aims to identify the optimal mix and spatial distribution of destinations (facilities and places to visit) for active ageing, while taking into account factors that define one’s ability and willingness to visit these destinations. This will inform public policy and activity-friendly community design.

Funding Amount $922,114

Funding Scheme ARC Future Fellowships

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