Fresh approaches to older people’s housing: Insights from overseas

Concepts like ‘retirement villages’ and ‘nursing homes’ seem increasingly outmoded. For generations brought up on punk, hip hop or indie, it’s not just that the images these facilities conjure up are pretty depressing, but that the age-segregated worlds they promote represent a form of isolationism that many of us would seek to avoid. As we figure out how best to accommodate our ageing population, we can draw inspiration and insights from case studies from around the world. These case studies profile different approaches to senior urban living.