Dr. Adi Vitman Schorr main research field is Environmental and Spatial Gerontology, meaning the exploration of various aspects of aging, while focusing on its spatial-geographical nature in the broad sense. It involves the investigation of the changing human aspect – different population groups, different cultures – as well as examining the changing spatial-geographical aspects, i.e., different types of settlements, different areas, the suburbs vs. the city, established areas compared to less established areas, and rural vs. urban regions.
Future research plans include continuing to deepen knowledge and understanding of the relationship between the cultural, physical and human characteristics of the living environment and quality of life, well-being, loneliness and depression among older adults from different population groups, different types of communities, different levels of accessibility (physical accessibility, but also accessibility to knowledge and services) and the like.
The importance of this research is the understanding that the form of residence, place of residence and of course, human, physical and cultural characteristics, influence the nature and quality of aging. This area of research allows for a good understanding of the different needs that characterize the different regions and population groups.