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Age-Friendly Housing: Future design for older people

Age-Friendly Housing
RIBA Publishing
Jeremy Porteus and Julia Park

Age-Friendly housing embeds the principles of how to design housing for an ageing population. Written by Julia Park, leading architect and researcher, and Jeremy Porteus, national expert in housing for older people the guide explores the significant progress that has taken place over the last decade and considers what more should be done. Illustrated by a series of case studies from the UK and abroad the publication includes Chapter House in Lichfield designed by Proctor and Matthews. Building on the influential HAPPI report published in 2009, it focuses on anticipating the needs and aspirations of the next generation of older people, the book touches on what this implies for our communities, towns and cities, as well as living spaces – illustrating the links between housing, health and social care.