Spatial Gerontology: A High-Resolution Time-Space Approach

Dienstag, 28. Februar 2017, 16:15 Uhr bis 17:30 Uhr

As the world ages research that broadens the understanding of the lives of older adults plays an important role in shaping our future cities and society. This presentation will present key findings from several studies that used GPS technology to collect data about the mobility of older adults. The presentation will focus on the unique contribution that this emerging data source can have for traditional Gerontological Theory, concerned with the well-being of older adults. As well as contributing to reshape the discourse surrounding older adults in Urban Studies and Urban Design. The studies presented utilize data collected in Israel, Germany, India and the USA emphasizing different analysis techniques and their different potential contributions to furthering our understanding of human spatial behavior.

Short bio
Dr. Isaacson is an Assistant Professor at Haifa UniversityÂ’s Gerontology Department as well as a Research Fellow at the MIT Agelab. Her research focuses on the intersection of technology, mobility and lifestyle in later life. Trained as an Urban Geographer, she is interested in the way human behavior both consumes and creates the environments in which we live, primarily using data collected using tracking technologies. Dr. IsaacsonÂ’s research has spanned Israel, the USA, Germany, Spain and India and has been acknowledged by the Kaye Innovation Award as well as a Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship.

MitDr. Michal Isaacson, University of Haifa, Israel
Ort Universität Zürich, Irchel, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich
Raum: Y25 H 92
VeranstalterGeographisches Institut, UZH
Geographische Informationswissenschaft
KontaktIvana Rajkovic (Mail)