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Inclusive housing in an ageing societyInnovative approaches$
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Sheila Peace and Caroline Holland

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342638

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342638.001.0001

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Shaping everyday life: beyond design

Shaping everyday life: beyond design

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(p.214) Ten Shaping everyday life: beyond design
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Inclusive housing in an ageing society
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Leonie Kellaher

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342638.003.0010

Lifetime Homes, universal and transgenerational design, along with extra-care housing and assisted living, appear to offer dwelling places sufficiently flexible and adaptable to support the everyday lives of older people. In this chapter, the author takes a critical view of the underpinning issue of whether it is possible to design a home for life. The discussion draws on a number of studies that have aimed to understand how older people relate to their built environments, whether these are ‘special’ or ‘ordinary’ domestic homes. Considering aspects of the home environment that older people appear to regard as essential, the author explores resistance to specially designed environments and asks whether and how the notion of lifetime homes can become more than an ideal.

Keywords:   lifetime homes, transgenerational design, built environments, home environment, older people, domestic homes

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