Improving Urban Retirees’ Well-Being by Leisure Activities

Park, SoIm and Seo, Kyung Wook (2017) Improving Urban Retirees’ Well-Being by Leisure Activities. Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research, 05 (03). pp. 99-115. ISSN 2328-4889

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jbcpr.2017.53008

Abstract

This research is to investigate urban retirees’ needs and suggest the design direction of leisure facilities. Unlike the existing approach based on deterioration of physical ability, this will allow a new type of suggestion to enable the retirees to live their second lives in a more creative way. By analyzing their common memories and events, it was found that they developed their desire for leisure from their experience of wealth and economic growths. Some preceding research pointed out that their actual leisure activities tend to be static and passive in general. Through the interview, however, this research has found that there are 45 indoor activities and 75 outdoor leisure activities, while their potential demands for leisure further extends to 88. With outdoor activities outnumbering indoor activities, the result shows the opposite tendency to the preceding research. On the other hand, their potential demands for leisure further extended to include more intellectually stimulating learning activities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban Retirees, Lifetime, Lifestyle, Compact City Regeneration, Retirement Residential Area, Leisure Activities
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 14:34
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 09:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36665

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