Work/Non-Work Friendly Cities : Adopting a Human Perspective on Urban Sustainability

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Title Work/Non-Work Friendly Cities : Adopting a Human Perspective on Urban Sustainability
Author Languilaire, Jean-Charles Emile
Research Centre Centre for Work Life and Evaluation Studies (CTA)
Date 2015
English abstract
Attaining work-life balance is one of most important needs for the 21st century global population. Traditionally, the work-life issues have been mostly treated from a sociologic perspective and from a business/HR perspective. Whereas in the first one the roles of societal values and social structures have been related with individuals' work-life balance, in the second one the roles of the employing organisations in enabling individuals to reach a balance have been discussed. Even if not visible on the research agenda, work-life issues also belong to "urban studies". This research bridges work-life studies with urban studies. The 2012 edition of Demographia World Urban Areas (http://www.demographia.com/db-worldua.pdf) identifies around 1500 urban areas in the world sheltering about 1.9 billion people, or 52% of the world's urban population. The report indicates that 850 urban areas in the world with a population of 500,000 or more represent 48% of the world's urban population (http://www.demographia.com/db-worldua.pdf). From a work-life perspective, urbanisation indicates that cities shall represent one context in which individuals may fulfil their "needs" or "wants" to meaningfully develop and management life domains. The purpose of this paper is to describe the urban elements affecting work/non-work experiences and their roles for individuals' boundary development and management
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6th International Community work and Family Conference (20-22 May 2015 : Malmö, Sweden)
Language eng (iso)
Subject Urban sustainability
work/non-work management
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/22161 Permalink to this page
Link https://www.mah.se/cwfc2015... (external link to related web page)
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