[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT140100085]
Prof Ester Cerin
The proportion of older adults in urban areas is rapidly growing leading to increases in health-care costs associated with chronic diseases. This problem can be offset by creating urban environments that support an active lifestyle across mid-to-late adulthood. Yet, how urban community design shapes the physical activity of this understudied age group is unclear. Using a suite of national and international epidemiological studies, this research 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 Future Fellowships