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Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE) Bridging Innovation to Health Promotion and Health Service Provision
(IntechOpen, 2024) De Luca, Vincenzo; Marston, Hannah; Angelini, Leonardo; Militeva, Nadia; Klimczuk, Andrzej; Fabian, Carlo; Papitto, Patrizia; Bernardo, Joana; Ventura, Filipa; Silva, Rosa; Attaianese, Erminia; Korkmaz, Nilufer; Mercurio, Lorenzo; Rinaldi, Antonio Maria; Gentile, Maurizio; Polverino, Renato; Bone, Kenneth; van Staalduinen, Willeke; Apostolo, Joao; Dantas, Carina; Illario, Maddalena
A number of experiences have demonstrated how digital solutions are effective in improving quality of life (QoL) and health outcomes for older adults. Smart Health Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE) is a new concept introduced in Europe since 2017 that combines the concept of Age-Friendly Environments with Information Technologies, supported by health and community care to improve the health and disease management of older adults and during the life-course. This chapter aims to provide an initial overview of the experiences available not only in Europe, based on the research work of the participants of the International Interdisciplinary Network on Health and Well-being in an Age-Friendly Digital World (NET4Age-Friendly), which could be of interest to preventive, health and social authorities. The chapter reports good practices, pain points, and bottlenecks that may require a collaborative, interdisciplinary research approach to facilitate the transformations towards smart, sustainable, health and age-friendly cities and communities.
Editorial: Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 11: sustainable cities and communities. A sociological perspective
(2024) Klimczuk, Andrzej; Dovie, Delali A.; Cieśla, Agnieszka; Kanozia, Rubal; Gawron, Grzegorz Piotr; Toczyski, Piotr; Department of Social Policy, Collegium of Socio-Economics, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland; Centre for Ageing Studies, College of Humanities, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana; Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography, Department of Spatial Management and Environmental Science, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland; Department of Mass Communication and Media Studies, School of Information and Communication Studies, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India; Institute of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, Katowice, Poland; Media and Communication Department, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, The Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw, Poland
This Research Topic addresses the eleventh Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), which is to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” Several individual targets and indicators measure progress toward this goal. Researchers study, among others, urban inclusion, the influence of urban policy on socioeconomic disparities, and gentrification. This Research Topic primarily addresses the challenges and complexities of sustainable urban planning and development concerning decent work, economic growth, and associated crises due to their significant impact on urban living. The presented selection of papers was edited in collaboration with the “Frontiers in Sociology” journal and includes five articles prepared in total by ten authors from the following countries: Albania, Canada, Italy, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. Three types of articles are included: one original research article (Guerra and Sousa), two review articles (Beretta and Bracchi; Sengupta and Sengupta), and two conceptual analyses (Ciampi and Sessa; Contini and Osmanaj). This Research Topic discusses themes covering social inclusion, neighborhood development, post-pandemic development, environmental justice, green cities and communities, climate-neutral cities and communities, smart cities and communities, and smart homes.
White Paper: Designing the perfect New European Bauhaus neighbourhood
(SHAFE Foundation, 2024) van Staalduinen, Willeke; Dantas, Carina; Ferenczi, Andrea; Klimczuk, Andrzej; Freitas, Angela; Abreu Cordeiro, Barbara; Guley Goren Soares, Berfu; Pineda Revilla, Beatriz; Hilario, Carmen; Vassiliou, Charis; Dervishi, Eglantina; Machado, Flavia; Coldebella, Giorgia; op den Akker, Harm; Elnimr, Heidi; Pedrosa, Ignacio; Saavedra, Ines; Eckert, Jana; Ganzarain, Javier; Nijkamp, Jeannette; Portugal, Joana; Teixeira Pinho, Joana; Bernitt, Jonas; Louceiro, Juliana; Muezzinoglu, Kubra; Shore, Linda; Thielman, Lucia; Perillo, Mariangela; Rimmele, Martina; Cabrita, Miriam; Patrascu, Monica; Sousa, Monica; Edwards, Nancy V.; Ovayolu, Nimet; Zanutto, Oscar; Lucha Farina, Patricia; Castano De la Rosa, Raul; Wajchman-Świtalska, Sandra; Teixeira, Sara; Tomsone, Signe; Danschutter, Stefan
The concept of Smart Healthy Age-Friendly Environments (SHAFE) emphasises the comprehensive person-centred experience as essential to promoting living environments. SHAFE takes an interdisciplinary approach, conceptualising complete and multidisciplinary solutions for an inclusive society. From this approach, we promote participation, health, and well-being experiences by finding the best possible combinations of social, physical, and digital solutions in the community. This initiative emerged bottom-up in Europe from the dream and conviction that innovation can improve health equity, foster caring communities, and sustainable development. Smart, adaptable, and inclusive solutions can promote and support independence and autonomy throughout the lifespan, regardless of age, gender, disabilities, cultural differences, and personal choices, as well as promote happier and fairer living places. The New European Bauhaus initiative gathers “beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive projects and ideas” to inspire a positive transformation around us. The New European Bauhaus 2024 Festival took place between 9-13 April. “Designing the perfect New European Bauhaus neighbourhood: New European Bauhaus meets SHAFE” was a Satellite Event of the Festival, held as an online workshop, organised by the SHAFE Foundation on April 9th, 2024. At the event, a group of 50 participants with a multidisciplinary background discussed how to meet the challenges of the European Garcia family to enable them to live in a perfect neighbourhood. The White Paper presents the findings of the participants with the New European Bauhaus inspiring projects and ideas to house the European Garcia family in their neighbourhood. The White Paper recommends developers, designers, planners, and policymakers to include person-centred design of social and physical environments and technologies. Although awareness of person-centred design is growing, many initiatives still hamper the inclusion of citizens or end-users throughout the development of products and services.
Srebrna gospodarka jako konstruktywna odpowiedź na starzenie się populacji. Perspektywa polityki publicznej
(Oficyna Wydawnicza Szkoły Głównej Handlowej, 2023) Klimczuk, Andrzej; Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie
Artykuł przedstawia koncepcję tzw. srebrnej gospodarki jako systemu gospodarczego związanego ze starzeniem się populacji, którego rozwój ma cechy idei polityki publicznej. Opracowanie w pierwszej kolejności przybliża dyskurs i etapy procesu konstruowania tego systemu przez międzynarodowych i krajowych aktorów polityki publicznej wobec starzenia się ludności. Następnie przeprowadzono krytyczną analizę wymiarów i obszarów wdrażania i rozwoju koncepcji srebrnej gospodarki oraz przegląd jej zewnętrznych i wewnętrznych ograniczeń. Podsumowanie zawiera propozycje dalszych kierunków badań.
Position paper on ethical, legal and social challenges linked to audio- and video-based AAL solutions
(University of Alicante, 2022) Ake-Kob, Alin; Aleksic, Slavisa; Alexin, Zoltán; Blaževičiene, Aurelija; Čartolovni, Anto; Colonna, Liane; Dantas, Carina; Fedosov, Anton; Fosch-Villaronga, Eduard; Florez-Revuelta, Francisco; He, Zhicheng; Jevremović, Aleksandar; Klimczuk, Andrzej; Kuźmicz, Maksymilian; Lambrinos, Lambros; Lutz, Christoph; Malešević, Anamaria; Mekovec, Renata; Miguel, Cristina; Mujirishvili, Tamar; Pajalic, Zada; Perez Vega, Rodrigo; Pierscionek, Barbara; Ravi, Siddharth; Sarf, Pika; Solanas, Agusti; Tamo-Larrieux, Aurelia
In this position paper, we have used Alan Cooper's persona technique to illustrate the utility of audio- and video-based AAL technologies. Therefore, two primary examples of potential audio- and video-based AAL users, Anna and Irakli, serve as reference points for describing salient ethical, legal and social challenges related to use of AAL. These challenges are presented on three levels: individual, societal, and regulatory. For each challenge, a set of policy recommendations is suggested.