Urban Renewal and the Elderly

An Ethnographic Approach
  • Hirofumi Minami

Abstract

The present study investigated people’s understanding of their own community in the context of urban renewal. In particular, elderly residents were taken as focal informants who provided narrative accounts on the insiders’ view of the urban renewal process and their relationship with the community in the course of lifelong development. In addition, elderly residents were assumed to constitute the population that is most vulnerable to radical changes induced by the renewal process and, therefore, in need of particular understanding and care.

Keywords

Renewal Process Urban Renewal Community Life Renewal Project Elderly Resident 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hirofumi Minami
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  1. 1.Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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