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Ageing and the built environment

Equity, Environment, Efficiency: Ethics and Economics in Urban Australia

Author: Kendig, H.
Type: Book Section
Year: 2000


Book synopsis: This examination of the connection between ethics and economics argues that efficiency is not an end in itself but a means to socially desirable ends. Looks at issues such as industrial policy, the propery market, the commercialisation of public space, the end of full employment and the implications for the urban economy, ageing and the built environment, and effective democratic planning. Includes references. a bibliography and an index. Contributors include Peter Spearritt, Tim Bonyhady, Ian Manning and Maz Neutze. The editor is a professor in the centre for research and environmental studies at ANU. Chapter introduction: This chapter assesses ways in which housing and urban change are affecting older people toady and setting legacies for people who will reach old age well into next century. The interplay between aging and property has major impacts on the efficiency of urban areas and distributive justice. The essay consifers policy actions which might improve housing and cities for older and younger people in the future.

Further Details

Author: Troy, P.
Pages: 97-109
Publish Location: Melbourne
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
ISBN/ISSN: 9780522848922
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 12/06/2013 Hard copy discarded 12/06/2013
Keywords: housing, urban change, older, justice, policy actions
Reads: 115