Are older adults different in their perspectives on age-friendly city? Evidence from Sunway city

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The world is besieged by challenges pertaining to environmental and social sustainability. Increasingly, contemporary debates in urban sustainability focus on the design and development of age-friendly cities in response to the challenge of global aging. Past literature on the topic of age-friendly cities has largely concentrated on developed countries, with less attention paid to growing age-friendly cities in developing countries. This research gap needs to be filled because creating age-friendly cities is becoming more relevant in society. Additionally, little evidence is available on the perception of age-friendly cities among older men and women and across different age groups. This paper aims to examine the perception of older adults on indicators of an age-friendly city and whether there are differences in gender and age groups. Data were collected from 32 older dwellers of Sunway City. The results reveal that older adults' perceptions of outdoor spaces and building and transportation indicators vary between gender and age groups. The findings of this study offer a fresh insight that could help inform policy and future planning practices in age-friendly cities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM 2021)
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665437714
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) 2021 - Virtual, Online, Singapore
Duration: 13 Dec 202116 Dec 2021 (IEEE Explore proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) 2021
Abbreviated titleIEEM 2021
CityVirtual, Online
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  • Age-friendly city
  • Gender
  • Malaysia
  • Older adults

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