EVALUATING STATUS OF GLOBAL INDICES OF AGE-FRIENDLY CITY IN TEHRAN METROPOLIS (AFC)

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EVALUATING STATUS OF GLOBAL INDICES OF AGE-FRIENDLY CITY IN TEHRAN METROPOLIS (AFC)

Ali SHARQI / Esmaeil ZARGHAMI / Milad OLFAT / Farzaneh SALEHI KOUSALARI

Keywords : Evaluation, Age-friendly City, Design, Tehran, World Health Organization

Citation Information : Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment. Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 35-51, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/acee-2016-034

License : (BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Received Date : 11-January-2016 / Accepted: 10-August-2016 / Published Online: 26-August-2018

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OBJECTIVES: This study aims to assess the global indices of age-friendly city in Tehran, which have been developed by World Health Organization. Finally, the design solutions carried out based on the successful works in other countries will be presented for city of Tehran.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, World Health Organization’s standard questionnaire was duplicated in 110 copies and given to urban designers and planners, rehabilitation specialists, doctors, nurses, and other aging-related professionals and experts. Then, the resulting data were imported into SPSS22 software and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.

FINDINGS: The results indicated that, among 8 indices of age-friendly city including open spaces and buildings, transportation, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion of the elderly, citizen participation and employment of the elderly, communication and information facilities, as well as health and local services, transportation factor had a more favorable condition in Tehran for the elderly and citizen participation and employment index was very inappropriate for them.

CONCLUSION: It can be said that urban designers and researchers should deal with the planning of housing and buildings’ open spaces in a more detailed manner in their future works and pursue more accurate plans and programs in this regard. This study aims to only evaluate the mentioned issue, and special and detailed research is expected to be conducted on these two subjects in the future.

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