The Appropriate Outdoor Environment for Age-Friendly Urban Community in Bangkok Metropolis

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Pavadee Ansusinha


The objective is to establish the appropriate outdoor environment with an age-friendly urban community approach. Survey research was conducted through the survey of 6 communities, the investigation of existing outdoor environment conditions, and the interview of the ageing and community leader. The results of the four characteristics investigation: outdoor physical condition, accessibility, multipurpose building, and community facilitates, showed that all of the study areas are not appropriate for ageing. The community facilities and the accessibility showed mean scores lower by the criteria of appropriate physical characteristics. The interview results also indicated that most of the ageing prefer outdoor areas where provide safety, shade and seating. Health and social activities are the supportive factors of outdoor activities. Limitation in the development of outdoor space is budget.


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