UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE

03 Aged

Director/Producer: Tom COZENS
Music: Tom COZENS
Script: Tom COZENS and Professor Chris WEBSTER

Executive Producers: Professor Chris WEBSTER and Dr Eric SCHULDENFREI
Assistant Producer: Alex TAIT
Production Assistant: Winnie YEUNG
Editor: Nick BRIER

Academic Contributors: Professor Rebecca CHIU and Dr Mandy LAU
Actors: Daniel CHAN and Doris LEUNG Shuk Fong

Aging urban populations challenge the underlying rationale of the city. Places that emerged through a combination of productive know-how now house large numbers of people too old to work or deemed so by labour laws or convention. They live in cities for cultural and historical reasons and interact to survive socially. How will the city adapt to this new bi-polarised ecological function: survival of the fittest and survival of the weakest?

Chris Webster, HKU, 2021

Featured HKUrbanLabs:

Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning (organising age-friendly cities)
Social Infrastructure for Equity and Wellbeing (health services for informal and poor communities)
Healthy High Density Cities Lab

Readings:

Chui, C. H. K., Tang, J. Y. M., Kwan, C. M., Chan, O. F., Tse, M., Chiu, R. L. H., Lou, V. W. Q., Chau, P. H., Leung, A. Y. M., & Lum, T. Y. S. (2019). Older adults’ perceptions of age-friendliness in Hong Kong. The Gerontologist, 59(3), 549-558. https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/article-abstract/59/3/549/5025122

Sarkar C., Gallacher J. & Webster C. (2017). Association between adiposity outcomes and residential density: a full-data, cross-sectional analysis of 419,562 UK Biobank adult participants. The Lancet – Planetary Health, Volume 1, Issue 7, e277-e288 https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(17)30119-5

Wong, S. K., Lai, L. W. C., Ho, D. C. W., Chau, K. W., Lam, C. L. K., & Ng, C. H. F. (2009). Sick building syndrome and perceived indoor environmental quality: A survey of apartment buildings in Hong Kong. Habitat International, 33, 463-471. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2009.03.001

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