Presentation Title

The Suburban Way of Life: What are the Risks?

Presenter Information

Nick Welychko

Location

IB 1008

Start Date

19-3-2016 11:45 AM

End Date

19-3-2016 12:00 PM

Abstract

Suburbs in North America have been in a constant state of growth for several decades. Underlying the obvious aesthetic appeal, and the status associated with living within the suburb, are issues associated with the suburban way of life, and, more specifically, the welfare of its residents. Given the steady deconcentration of population within urban, metropolitan areas, and its displacement towards suburbs, this paper proposes an examination of the literature and research on the suburban way of life. One key angle this paper explores is the growing surburbanization of elderly populations and the issues related to the process of aging-in-place. With few amenities and services, what keeps families in, and brings a growing number of elderly residents into, these areas?

Department

Geography

Faculty Advisor

Gilles Viaud

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The Suburban Way of Life: What are the Risks?

IB 1008

Suburbs in North America have been in a constant state of growth for several decades. Underlying the obvious aesthetic appeal, and the status associated with living within the suburb, are issues associated with the suburban way of life, and, more specifically, the welfare of its residents. Given the steady deconcentration of population within urban, metropolitan areas, and its displacement towards suburbs, this paper proposes an examination of the literature and research on the suburban way of life. One key angle this paper explores is the growing surburbanization of elderly populations and the issues related to the process of aging-in-place. With few amenities and services, what keeps families in, and brings a growing number of elderly residents into, these areas?