Global lessons for promoting elderly social engagement through intergenerational activity in urban parks
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This thesis study through four parks between America and China to explore the landscape character of potential intergenerational (IG) space in urban parks. My research question is: How can landscape architecture learn globally to develop design strategies and guidelines to promote senior citizen’s social engagement through intergenerational design in urban parks? Facing the challenge of an aging society, people realized that senior social isolation led mental problem increasing now. For reducing the loneliness of elders, IG practice as the most effective way was to get attention. While introducing the IG practice into the outdoor environment is still lacking now. Urban parks as the recreation center of the city could take the responsibility. This thesis could be used for researchers who interested in IG design and environment design in their further study.