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Cities and Population Aging: A Literature Review

  • Suelyn Maria Longhi de Oliveira
  • Sergio Luiz Ribas Pessa
  • Fernando José Schenatto
  • Maria de Lourdes Bernartt
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 824)

Abstract

The increasing population aging worldwide and the suitability of cities for this fact are the problems raised in this research. Through a literature review of articles from 2007 to 2017, indexed in the 24 Engineering III databases of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel of the ministry of education of Brazil, CAPES. These articles were selected by criteria of greater worldwide publication, highlighting concepts, foundations and theoretical outlines on active aging and the age-friendly cities in the world. The systematic review study followed the Knowledge Development Process - Constructivist instrument for article selection and for bibliometric analysis. In order to analyze the content of the constituted portfolio, criteria of scope, country and importance for the scientific community were assigned. The 24 selected articles are relevant to the implantation and evaluation of the age-friendly cities in the world. The United States and the United Kingdom are the countries with the largest publications on the subject researched, highlighting the worldwide concern about age pyramid change and longevity. The years of greatest publication of articles were 2014 and 2015 following the journal with the most articles on the subject found in this research, which was Ageing and Society. The authors with more than cross-citations were Bufell and Phillipson. The relevance of the study is proved by the number of publications found in the survey of 2168 articles and by the worldwide aging process that transforms today’s youth into the elderly of tomorrow.

Keywords

Ergonomics Aging Urban development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal Technological University of Paraná, UTFPRPato BrancoBrazil

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