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HANC : Healthy Aging and Networks in Cities

Period: 2016 - 2018

The way people are connected to each other and the way our cities are built have both been shown to influence healthy aging. Yet, we do not understand exactly how built environments, daily mobility, and social networks either favour or hinder healthy aging. But novel wearable sensor devices including Global Positioning System receivers or accelerometers make it possible to gather precise information on people’s daily mobility and physical activity. Combining such data with detailed questionnaires documenting social networks opens new ways to better understand inequalities of healthy aging.

From survey carried out in the Paris metropolitan area, we plan to identify (using statistical methods and graph theory) which features of the built environment and what characteristics of one’s social network influence healthy aging, active mobility and well-being.

This project will help provide tangible recommendations to improve urban planning and public health strategies.

Coordination : Cédric Sueur (Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien), Basile Chaix (Institut Pierre Louis de Santé Publique), Julie Vallée (Géographie-cites), Yan Kestens (Ecole de Santé publique de l’Université de Montréal) and Philippe Gerber (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research- LISER).

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