Housing and the City: Supporting the Process of Aging in Place Through the Development of Architectural Guidelines

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Creator: 

Molife, Tapiwa Chipo

Date: 

2017

Abstract: 

As the baby boomer generation ages, there is a growing senior population across Canada and a shift in demographics that raises the issue of how to better provide appropriate housing for the ageing population while maintaining their quality of life. Generally, housing options include staying at home or moving into institutional care, however, what is the middle ground between residing at home and moving into institutional care? How can we adapt existing residential dwellings and neighborhoods to support the process of ageing in place? This thesis explores how buildings can be adapted to support the elderly in aging in place through the development of guidelines for details and a new construction. The exploration of the guidelines is informed by looking at housing at a neighborhood, building, and dwelling scale.

Subject: 

Architecture

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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