GRAMPCITY - Moving Smartly Towards Accessible and Inclusive Urban Environments for our Elders

Grampcity provides an opportunity to promote interdisciplinary cooperation (geography and spatial planning, social gerontology and psychology) and combine a set of spatial, quantitative and qualitative methods to develop an innovative perspective of population ageing in urban areas. The project will provide valuable insights on mobility trends and patterns through its exploration of elders’ personal experiences, enlightening policymakers through its combination of quantitative data and subjective perspectives.

The project will rely on a multi-scalar approach involving analyses at the individual, street and area-levels. It will focus on Portuguese urban and semi-urban areas (73% of the total population, 16% of national territory), and more specifically on three regions showing interesting differences in demographic, socio-economic and urban terms: the Lisbon Metropolitan Area and the urban regions of Aveiro and Faro. Specific study areas will be selected for in-depth analysis. The choice of study areas may be modified during the course of the project, depending upon any new opportunities, and based on the decisions of the Coordination Board.

Partner institutions: University of Coimbra: Department of Geography and Tourism and Centre of Studies in Geography and Spatial Planning (CEGOT) (Partner leader) (Portugal); University of Algarve: Faculty of Economics and Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics (CIEO) (Portugal); University of Aveiro: Department of Education and Psychology Research Centre of Health Services and Technologies (CINTESIS) (Portugal); University of Lisbon: Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT) Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG) (Portugal).

CinTurs researcher(s): José de S. José (UAlg coordinator)

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Funding institution(s): FCT – Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

Period: 2018 – 2021

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