Age friendly city criteria: an ideal type

Dülger, Hatice Nazlı
Relation between aging and environment is a relatively new understanding in literature on aging. Age friendly city concept and practical efforts are basically depends on the relation between aging and environment. Within the scope of this study, age and child friendly environment initiatives are searched in a comperative understanding. Both within different models of age friendly cities and cith child friendly cities are described and the differences among them are highlighted. The purpose of this comparison is providing a clear review for age friendly cities criteria and providing an ideal type for age friendly cities criteria those are used around different locations of the world and introduced by WHO. As a result of this study, an ideal type for age friendly cities is proposed with four areas, those are having all different criteria those are proposed by different models, having an emphasis on both social and physical environments, having a perspective of human rights of elderly and including elderly during the process of being age-friendly.