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Ten years of the Age-Friendly City Strategy: on what do we advance in the right to adequate housing for the low income elderly person?

Grant number: 17/07875-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2017
Effective date (End): January 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Principal researcher:Luzia Cristina Antoniossi Monteiro
Grantee:Nayara Mendes Silva
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Population aging is a Brazilian reality and urban space, which has a growing concentration of the elderly, should pay attention to contemplate this population. Among the main challenges of cities is housing, which should be oriented to directly influence the quality of life of individuals. More than one housing offer, technologies become accessible to promote the inclusion of older people with different needs and qualities. In this sense, the objective of this project is to analyze the question of two condominiums for the elderly, as well as to verify the profile of the residents of both places, in relation to the functional capacity. This is a quanti-qualitative, cross-sectional, descriptive study with exploratory field work and visits to housing complexes, through interviews with residents. It is believed that the concept of universal design and technical criteria allows an accessible environment, minimizing barriers, facilitating access to the publics equipments and providing the right to come and go. In addition, it can preserve the functional capacity of the population, which needs favorable conditions for the exercise of citizenship, social participation, independence and autonomy. The study of urban spaces, especially housing for the low income elderly, is necessary and pertinent to verify the implementation of housing policies and evaluate their effectiveness in the face of the eminent demands arising from the aging of the population and the growth of Brazilian cities. (AU)

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