Practice Mining for the Development of Sustainable Retirement Villages in Australia

Sustainable development has been widely accepted as a way of understanding the relationship of humanity with nature and between people. Since the community is the basic unit of sustainable living, sustainable practices need to be incorporated into their developments. Sustainability is suggested to be incorporated into the development of retirement villages to provide residents with a way of life that meets their needs in balance with the environment. The Australian retirement village industry is paying increased attention to the development of sustainable retirement villages. However, there is not a comprehensive understanding of what sustainability means in retirement villages. The study aims to explore what a sustainable living environment in retirement villages means, and proposes a strategy to support village developers’ decision making process of said villages. It proposes a practice mining system to retain, retrieve, revise and reuse historical sustainable practices using interviews, case studies and case-based reasoning.
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