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DOI :     Journal Korea Society of Visual Design Forum , Vol.60, No.0, 27 ~ 38, 2018
A Study on City Design for the Aged Society - Focused on walking environment
김현선 Hyun-sun Kim
Background Influencing the quality of life of the elderly population is freedom of movement. it's main cause is social isolation resulting from safety problems and communication space in traffic and gait environment and information due to social isolation due to the expansion of smart devices. At present, there is no consideration of the elderly population in urban design and public design in the country. and the alienation of the aged population affects their quality of life. Methods The purpose of this study is to basic direction of Age-friendly city design through actual-experience, surveys and workshops. It base on inconveniences of the elderly and the images and ideas of city for future. Result As result of a survey of research, the content main is safety and in streets and parks. In the walking environment, it is urgent to review and improve the contact points with the vehicles such as pedestrian crossings and intersections. the park needs to design differentiated of public users. Result of the expert workshop, it recognized that the problems of alienation and urban use in the urban environment, the problem of urban functioning, and the problem of disconnecting communication with city information were the biggest problems. Conclusion Currently, the main generation of design development is young, and they have limited realistic predictions about aging. A new 'customized design' is needed for the park, which is a place for communication in order to overcome the problems of walking environment and safety in parks and alienation.
Key Words
고령화 사회, 도시디자인, 보행환경, Aging Society, City Design, Walking Environment
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