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Home Design in an Aging World examines changing norms and social strains in anaging world, and looks at their implications for home design. Jeffrey P. Rosenfeldand Wid Chapman discuss senior home design in seven rapidly aging nations: Brazil,China, India, Israel, Japan, Sweden, and the United States. All seven of these nationsare now faced with the...
Home Design in an Aging World examines changing norms and social strains in anaging world, and looks at their implications for home design. Jeffrey P. Rosenfeldand Wid Chapman discuss senior home design in seven rapidly aging nations: Brazil,China, India, Israel, Japan, Sweden, and the United States. All seven of these nationsare now faced with the challenge of providing housing for populations that are livinglonger than ever before.Comparing the United States to six other nations with growing populations of seniors,the authors explore the ways that home design is shaped by the interplay of demographics,social norms, and government policy and energized by the availability ofnew technologies and new building materials. The cross-nation discussion follows thegrowing trend towards a more global understanding of social issues while coveringthe differences among nations in terms of the effects of policy on the types of housingavailable, the design elements, and what people can afford. By raising important issuessuch as universal design implications, technology and aging in home design, andfinancing options and implications, this book sensitizes the students, professionals,and the lay reader to the unique set of challenges of designing for the aging.
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