Adam Park

A Home for Life? A Critical Perspective on Housing Choice for “Downsizers” in the UK

A range of policy, research and media commentary has highlighted the link between housing, health, and wellbeing in later life, with discourses around “ageing in place” and “downsizing” emerging as particularly dominant. This paper critiques current practices and discourses around the commissioning, design, and management of purpose-built retirement housing.

Designing with Downsizers: The next generation of 'downsizer homes' for an active third age

This report responds to the growing number of 'third-agers' whose future housing aspirations are not being met by either specialist retirement developers or mass-market housing projects.
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