Livable Communities for An Aging Population

Livable Communities for An Aging Population

Urban Design Solutions for Longevity

eBook - 2012
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An innovative look at design solutions for building lifelongneighborhoods

Livable Communities for Aging Populations providesarchitects and designers with critical guidance on urban planningand building design that allows people to age in their own homesand communities. The focus is on lifelong neighborhoods, wherehealthcare and accessibility needs of residents can be metthroughout their entire life cycle.

Written by M. Scott Ball, a Duany Plater-Zyberk architect withextensive expertise in designing for an aging society, thisimportant work explores the full range of factors involved indesigning for an aging population--from social, economic, andpublic health policies to land use, business models, and builtform. Ball examines in detail a number of case studies ofcommunities that have implemented lifelong solutions, discussinghow to apply these best practices to communities large and small,new and existing, urban and rural. Other topics include:

How healthcare and disability can be integrated into an urbanenvironment as a lifelong function

The need for partnership between healthcare providers, communitysupport services, and real-estate developers

How to handle project financing and take advantage of lessonslearned in the senior housing industry

The role of transportation, access, connectivity, and buildingdiversity in the success of lifelong neighborhoods

Architects, urban planners, urban designers, and developers willfind Livable Communities for Aging Populations bothinstructive and inspiring. The book also includes a wealth ofpertinent information for public health officials working on policyissues for aging populations.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781118197264
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 269 pages), 15 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc


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