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The Intersection Between Sustainability and Age-Friendly Development

This chapter explores the intersection between sustainable development and the age-friendly project in Portland by detailing a case study of factors that affected the planning and development of sustainable, affordable housing for older adults in Portland.

The Dementia Village: Between Community and Society

Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Germany’s first Dementia Village, this paper shows how the creation of a Dementia Village—created as a communal space for its residents that is governed by societal standards of care—ties into long-standing traditions in social thought and speaks to the tension of combining sociality with rationalised bureaucratic efficiency. The paper begins with an introductio

Agile housing for an Ageing Australia

By 2055, Australia’s 65+ population will have doubled and, if current strategies are followed, it is likely that the housing available will be inappropriate. Today’s housing stock will still be in use yet few developers and designers are capitalising on the potential of agile housing and, more broadly, the creation of age-friendly neighbourhoods.

Perspectives on ageing in place: Older adults' experiences of everyday life in urban neighbourhoods.

The Dutch government has implemented ageing in place policies in order to postpone and decrease expensive institutionalised care.

Developing Age-Friendly Cities: Case Studies from Brussels and Manchester and Implications for Policy and Practice

Developing age-friendly communities has become a significant dimension in debates in social policy. This chapter aims to provide a comparison of the age-friendly approaches in two European cities , Brussels and Manchester , with a particular focus on policies and initiatives that promote active ageing in an urban context.

Housing for an Aging Society

The aging of the US population has broad implications for housing markets, government spending, living standards, and society in general. As the baby boomers age over the coming decades, they will continue to drive housing demand.

Women and Homelessness

> Abstract_ There has been a relative paucity of European research on women’s homelessness since the European Observatory on Homelessness promoted the first overall study on the subject in 2001.

Dimensions of the Meaning of Home in Later Life

The meaning of home in later life provides a perfect example of how strongly "objective" contextual factors and "subjective" representations are linked as people age. Although a considerable body of research has been published on the meaning of home among elders, the literature is still plagued by pronounced conceptual and empirical diversity.

Collaborating With Elderly End Users in the Design Process

This paper presents a study involving elderly end-users into the design process by means of participatory design sessions. In these sessions, the expertise of designers and the comments and ideas of elderly end-users related to how doors and door handles for domestic use should be designed were discussed.
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