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Theory and practice of place: toward an integrative model.

The Many Dimensions of Aging: Essays in Honor of M. Powell Lawton

Author: Weisman, G. D., Chaudhury, H., Moore, K. D.
Type: Book Section
Year: 2000


The authors have identified and organised this chapter in terms of five key themes or propositions which are meant to provide the first outlines of a model for a theory and practice of 'place'. Such a model is meant to help us better understand and more effectively design the environments of homes, day care centres, congregate housing, nursing homes and special care units in which older persons live. This concept of place is meant to capture and convey the patterned nature of these environments as psychological, sociological, and organisational as well as architectural systems.

Further Details

Author: Rubinstein, R. , Moss, M., Kleban, M.
Pages: 3-21
Publisher: Springer
Accession Number: 9.12.03
Notes: Print retained
Research Notes: Available on Google Books:
Keywords: olderdesign
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