Three phases of Danish cohousing: tenure and the development of an alternative housing form

Cohousing has not only become a well-established alternative to mainstream housing in Denmark; it is also routinely seen as pioneering and comparatively successful. Emphasizing broader trends and evolving societal contexts, this article investigates the development of Danish cohousing over the past five decades.

What would an age-friendly city look like?

As the world’s population grows older and more urban, cities must decide how to adapt. Ageing populations need to be part of the debate about urban development. New approaches are needed which link the advantages of living in cities with the needs and aspirations of older people themselves.

Learn to Innovate – European lessons on designing for ageing well

This ongoing research to develop innovative senior living schemes in towns and cities in the UK looks at examples in Denmark and The Netherlands. Observations from two urban care homes in Copenhagen, that actively encourage social connection through the provision of shared and social spaces.

An alternative for whom? The evolution and socio-economy of Danish cohousing

The article demonstrates how the development of Danish cohousing has been undergirded by distinct shifts in dominant tenure forms. Secondly, it shows that inhabitants in contemporary Danish cohousing are socio-economically distinct. This does not diminish the value of cohousing, but it problematises assumptions about the social sustainability of this housing form.

Homelessness Research and Policy Development: Examples from the Nordic Countries

The interaction between research and policy development has played an important role in the transformation of homelessness policies and services over the last decade. This article will focus on the Nordic countries, where there has been close interaction between research and policy development in the formation of national strategies and programmes.

Social Sector-led Elderly Housing in Denmark and Japan

Denmark has been a pioneer in social-sectorled elderly housing. It is especially known for a high level of participation from the social sector and a generally high standard of retirement housing design and service delivery. The social sector provides for 20% of social housing in Denmark whereas the government provides for just 2%.

The challenge of an ageing population to future housing and urban policies

Discusses the impact on public policy, particularly housing, that the demographic changes to Denmark's population will bring. Matching housing demand with supply is a major challenge, with the government's priority of ageing in place.

80+ living in Scandinavia

Average life expectancy in Scandinavia is increasing, anticipating that the number of people aged over 80 will double in the next decades in Scandinavia. Care for the elderly is therefore being reappraised and developed.

The Nordic Model: evolutions in care and space for the dependant ageing in Sweden with some relevance to Denmark and Norway

During the 20th century, the Nordic countries, Denmark with Faroe Islands and Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, have realized five different but similar-looking welfare states, in which social services are distributed in an egalitarian and uniform way. This paper focuses on eldercare and architecture intended to be used for eldercare.

Residential care for the Elderly on the North Atlantic Fringe: Cape Breton Island, the Faeroe Islands and Northern Norway.

The purpose of this study was to examine if there were any lessons to be learned in the field of elderly residential care provision in remote, rural and island locations in the Faeroe Islands, Cape Breton and Northern Norway. These locations provided examples of innovative and needs-led elderly care service delivery. They had universal, state funded and managed elderly care residential sectors.
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