By Diego Sánchez-González, Vicente Rodríguez-Rodríguez
This publication seems to be on the relationships among the physical-social surroundings and the aged in Europe and Latin the US, from the Environmental Gerontology viewpoint and during geographical and psychosocial techniques. It addresses the most environmental problems with inhabitants getting older, according to an figuring out of the complicated relationships, alterations and variations among various environments (home, place of abode, public areas, landscapes, neighbourhoods, city and rural surroundings) and the standard of lifetime of the getting old inhabitants, linked to residential techniques and different features relating to health and wellbeing and dependency. the various degrees of socio-spatial research also are explored: macro (urban and rural environments, areas and landscapes), meso (neighbourhood, public house) and micro (personal, domestic and institution). New theoretical and methodological techniques are proposed to examine the attributes and services of the physical-social setting of the aged, in addition to new methods of residing the growing older procedure. All must reply to the demanding situations of urbanisation, globalisation and weather switch within the twenty first century. additionally, the several studies and demanding situations of public making plans and administration pros concerned with the turning out to be ageing inhabitants are offered, and should require higher organization and collaboration with the tutorial and medical fields of Environmental Gerontology.
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This context made the 1970s and 1980s very prolific as regards the development of environmental gerontology, through the formulation of different theories (Altman dimensions of the social environment are associated with the range of operational processes experienced by a person as they age, forming cognitive and affective bonds with their physicalspatial environments (Lawton 1999). 4 Warnes (1990) notes that geographical research should contribute to the development of gerontology through the study of spatial and time-based variations in elderly person-environment relations, and facilitate research on the socio-spatial implications of population ageing which is essential in planning and public policy.