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Housing for the aging population

Based on the concept of ‘aging in place,’ design of houses in the past years are explored. Design features in the built environment become barriers for aging people with functional limitations. Initially, houses were designed according to the required needs of the user with the physical limitations.
2007

Housing in Denmark

The Danish housing stock has improved considerably over the past fifty years or so and, on average, Danes have good dwellings with ample space. This book looks at the evolution of various housing types and their residents in the period from the end of World War 2 to the present time, broken down by ownership type and physical design.
2007

Rental housing provision for lower- income older Australians

A new policy approach is required to meet the anticipated increase in demand for affordable rental housing for lower-income older Australians during the next two decades. A projected increase of 115% from 2001-2026 in the number of lower-income people aged 65 and over living in rental households far exceeds the supply capacity of the social housing system.
2007

Intergenerational Coresidence of Older Adults in Japan: Conditions for Cultural Plasticity

This study investigated individual-level conditions and prefecture-level contextual factors that enable and/or restrict intergenerational coresidence arrangements between older parents and adult children. Whereas the traditional pattern of coresidence was primarily a value-driven arrangement, nontraditional coresidence was both a value-driven and a need-driven arrangement for older parents with l
2007

Global Age-friendly Cities: A Guide

Population ageing and urbanization are two global trends that comprise major forces shaping the 21st century. At the same time as cities are growing, their share of residents aged 60+ is increasing. Informed by WHO’s approach to active ageing, the purpose of this Guide is to engage cities to become more age-friendly.
2007

Polarity or Integration? Towards a Fuller Understanding of Home and Homelessness

INTRODUCTION There has been an increasing focus on the importance of the personal, social, and cultural variation and diversity in homelessness debates. Researchers are demonstrating a growing awareness of the complexity of homelessness through an emphasis on sub-groups and contexts.
2007

The World Health Organization Age-Friendly Cities Project in Portland, Oregon, USA

In 2006, researchers at the Institute on Aging in the School of Community Health at Portland State University were invited to collaborate with the World Health Organization on its “Age-Friendly Cities Project.” This project was designed to identify indicators of an age-friendly city based on the views of older adults, informal caregivers, and service providers.
2007

A Comparative Study of Homelessness in the United Kingdom and Japan

This article describes homelessness in Japan, based on a survey of rough sleepers conducted in Nagoya with some additional demographic data collected in Osaka, and compares it to the situation in the United Kingdom, as documented in a survey of rough sleepers throughout England.
2007

Towards Lifetime Neighbourhoods: Designing sustainable communities for all

Many of us are aware that we live in an ageing society. But, as commentators have observed, the impact of these changes is often narrowly framed within a specialist, welfare, health or social care-based perspective.
2007

The New Housemates

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that about 500,000 women, or a little more than 1% of women 50 and older, currently live with a nonromantic housemate. Experts predict that this will be the norm instead of the exception.
2007

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