Journal Article

Growing Older in Cities: Addressing the Twin Challenges of Ageing and Urbanization

Two trends are certain: populations around the world are ageing rapidly and we are experiencing the largest wave of urban growth in history. Health is central to our experience of older age. The quest for best health will be won or lost in our cities. Cities and communities directly affect health, through barriers or incentives that affect opportunities, decisions and behaviour.
2019

Homeless for the First Time in Later Life: Uncovering More Than One Pathway

Increasingly, researchers have recognized the heterogeneity with the growing population of older homeless adults in Canada. However, scant research has considered the complex pathways into first-time homelessness from the perspective of older adults themselves.
2019

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.
2019

Planning Age-Friendly Cities across the Globe

Many communities do not support the changing needs of residents across longer lifespans. Community planners around the world must shift their approach to address the changing demographics in their community. This paper discusses ways to enlighten current community planning departments.
2019

Intergenerational Housing: The Case of Humanitas Netherlands

We analyze a case study of an innovative intergenerational housing arrangement in the Netherlands as an example of how a local long-term elderly care practice evolved in response to contemporary challenges.
2019

Why Do(n’t) People Move When They Get Older? Estimating the Willingness to Relocate in Diverse Ageing Cities

Two of the dominant processes shaping today’s European cities are the ageing and diversification of the population. Given that the range of action usually decreases in later life, the living environment around the place of residence plays an important role in the social integration of the older generation.
2019

Ageing in the margins: expectations of and struggles for ‘a good place to grow old’ among low-income older Minnesotans

What constitutes a ‘good place to grow old’? This US study aimed to characterize salient features of built and social environments that are essential to support low-income ageing residents.
2018

A Novel Cohousing Project for Older Women and Implications for Loneliness

In this article, we describe a novel approach in older persons’ housing, a recently established cohousing development, ‘New Ground’ in London, UK. Cohousing is a form of grouped housing designed and managed by those who reside within it.
2018

A Global Pilot Study of Age-Friendly City Indicators

This study evaluated the process by which core indicators of Age-Friendly Cities were measured in diverse contexts worldwide. The indicators were developed through research and international expert consultation, and piloted in 15 communities from 12 countries in 2014–2015.
2018

A Manifesto for the Age-Friendly Movement: Developing a New Urban Agenda

Developing age-friendly cities and communities has become a key part of policies aimed at improving the quality of life of older people in urban areas. The World Health Organization has been especially important in driving the “age-friendly” agenda, notably through its global network of age-friendly cities and communities.
2018
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