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Study on the Public Park Used by the Elderly in Old Urban Areas: Take the Survey of 3 Parks of Nanjing as an Example

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DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2022.040211 | Downloads: 2 | Views: 168


Peichun Tian 1,2, Soobong Kim 2, Baifan Feng 1


1 School of Arts, Anhui Polytechnic University, Wuhu, China
2 Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea

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Peichun Tian


Based on the investigation of three parks in high-density old urban areas of Nanjing, this study analyzes the current situation, characteristics, satisfaction and problems of the utilization of parks for the elderly in such area. The results show that, there is not much difference in the number of male and female elderly people in Nanjing’s old urban area who use parks. The elderly usually arrive in the park within 20 minutes, and the transportation is mainly on foot, and the overall satisfaction of the park is relatively high. The main problems are park management and maintenance, sanitation and toilet installation. The findings of current studies can help relevant personnel involved in the design and park management to prioritize intervention through planning, design and management to satisfy the elderly in using the park. 


The elderly, Public park, Planning and design


Peichun Tian, Soobong Kim, Baifan Feng, Study on the Public Park Used by the Elderly in Old Urban Areas: Take the Survey of 3 Parks of Nanjing as an Example. Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2022) Vol. 4: 46-52. DOI:


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