Journal Article

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

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

Living Alone in Later Life: A Global Perspective

A global study of the increase in older people living alone.
2018

More Together, More Apart: Migration, Densification, Segregation

This 'Book of Abstracts' showcases articles on Housing Research, Collaborative Housing, disadvantaged neighbourhoods, housing policy, sustainability, living conditions of ageing populations, and refugees. It covers social theory, economics, finance, archicture and more as they relate to housing.
2018

Physical, Psychological, Social, and Existential Symptoms in Older Homeless-Experienced Adults: An Observational Study of the Hope Home Cohort

Approximately half of the homeless population is aged 50 or older. Homeless adults in their 50s and 60s have a similar prevalence of geriatric conditions, including functional and cognitive impairment, as adults in their 70s and 80s in the general population. The majority of homeless adults over 50 have two or more chronic health conditions.
2018
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A Qualitative Analysis of an Age Friendly Community Initiative

This article examines an age-friendly community initiative in Tallahassee, Florida where, although the planning process allowed information to be gathered efficiently, inclusion of a wider public was prevented by the narrow approach, lack of resources, centralized decision-making, and strategic selection of stakeholders.
2018
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