Date of Award
Master of Community Planning and Development (CPD)
Community Planning and Development
Age-Friendly Communities, urban stability, older adults, Muskie School of Public Service, USM Aging Initiative, Policy, Social/Cultural
This paper focuses on this assessment specific to four: civic participation, housing, transportation, and outdoor spaces and buildings. Four others targeted for study by others include respect and social inclusion, communication and information, community and health services, and social participation. Each domain is reviewed from the perspective of older adults and older although this assessment also benefits people of all ages and abilities. Some data and references were only available with population breakouts of those aged 65 years and older and are noted appropriately.
Bissonnette, Elizabeth A., "An Assessment of the Built Environment and Inclusivity of Older Adults in Community Planning in Portland, Maine" (2015). Muskie School Capstones. 105.