[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit :: Contact ::
:: Volume 6, Issue 2 (Summer 2021) ::
joge 2021, 6(2): 19-29 Back to browse issues page
Spatial justice in the age-friendly city index of Tehran
Marzieh Izanloo, Mehdi Basakha *, Seyed Hossein Mohaqeqi Kamal
University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences
Abstract:   (1174 Views)
Background: World Health Organization has proposed age-friendly cities as an urban development approach. Likewise, the spatial distribution of urban facilities can be considered an important issue among urban planners.
Method: In 2019, a sample of 770 elderly people was selected by the multi-stage sampling method. Data collection was accomplished using a standard questionnaire of the World Health Organization. Spatial inequalities of age-friendly indicators were calculated according to the Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) using version 22 of SPSS software.
Results: The results showed that the city of Tehran has an average score of 2.07 out of a maximum score of 4 in the index of the age-friendly city. The “outdoor spaces and buildings” (2.33) and the “housing” (1.31) sub-indexes had the highest and lowest average among the components of an elderly-friendly city, respectively. According to the TOPSIS, Lavizan district (score 2.13) and Mehrabad district (score 1.90) was ranked as the best and worst elderly-friendly district from the elderly point of view, respectively.
Conclusion: Spatial inequality in the indicators of age-friendly is evidently intimidating the quality of older adults’ life. Therefore, it is necessary to pay close attention to the spatial distribution of urban features compatible with later life, especially in the southern areas of Tehran.
Keywords: Aging, Aged, Spatial analysis, Urban population, City planning
Full-Text [PDF 341 kb]   (350 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Original research | Subject: elderly social issues
Received: 2021/05/24 | Accepted: 2021/08/11 | Published: 2021/08/1
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:


XML   Persian Abstract   Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Izanloo M, Basakha M, Mohaqeqi Kamal S H. Spatial justice in the age-friendly city index of Tehran. joge. 2021; 6 (2) :19-29
URL: http://joge.ir/article-1-477-en.html

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Volume 6, Issue 2 (Summer 2021) Back to browse issues page
نشریه سالمندشناسی Journal of Gerontology
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.04 seconds with 30 queries by YEKTAWEB 4447