The re-emergence of self-managed co-housing in Europe: A critical review of co-housing research

This article reviews a decade of co-housing studies and publications, to identify major themes and research gaps.

Ageing in Place Today in Europe & Asia

looking at the challenges of a rapidly ageing population in Europe and Asia.

The New Social Housing Concept in Czech Republic 2015-2025

In October 2015, the Czech Parliament approved the “Social Housing Concept of Czech Republic 2015 – 2025”. This Concept is a document identifying the most significant issues in social housing in Czech Republic and defining the measures that have to be implemented in the next 10 years to achieve the goals set in the field of social housing.

The NANA Project - a new architecture for the new aged that advocates a better built environment for older people

For over ten years I have been working, writing and lecturing on design for the aged and as an architect I have often been appalled at the environments that people age in. Not only are the traditional ‘nursing home’ and ‘retirement village’ a little outdated, they often create separation and foster ‘otherness’, isolating people from their surrounds and loved ones.

A brief history of housing for older people

An interesting summary of housing options for the elderly in Europe and the UK, from Hospitals, Almshouses and Colleges to our current Retirement Villages.

Scandal of Europe's 11m empty homes

More than 11m homes lie empty across Europe – enough to house all of the continent's homeless twice over. Housing campaigners said the incredible number of homes lying empty while millions of poor people were crying out for shelter was a shocking waste. "It's incredible.

'Ageing in Place' in Europe: A multidimensional approach to independent living later in life

This research focuses on the independent living of old people (Ageing in Place) considering it as a process of adaption between older individuals and their living environment in which the goal is to remain at home, despite the possible deterioration of their cognitive functions. The main objective of the work is to explore how the adaption process works, its characteristics, existing types and th

Extent and Profile of Homelessness in European Member States – A Statistical Update

This report looks at statistics for the homeless population across Europe. While not specific to an aged population, this cohort is examined in the wider context. The report concludes there are many dimensions of homelessness that may exist across different contexts, a potentially important one being the possibility of quite simple associations between some forms of homelessness and poverty.

Is cohousing a suitable housing typology for an ageing population within the UK?

The study investigates why there are so few cohousing communities in the UK, particularly in light of their success in Europe and the US. It asks why cohousing has not taken off to the same extent as it has in Europe.

The health of homeless people in high-income countries: descriptive epidemiology, health consequences, and clinical and policy recommendations

In the European Union, more than 400 000 individuals are homeless on any one night and more than 600 000 are homeless in the USA. The causes of homelessness are an interaction between individual and structural factors. Individual factors include poverty, family problems, and mental health and substance misuse problems.
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