Special Issue "A Healthy Built Environment for an Ageing Population"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
2.Institute of Land Management and Geomatics, Faculty of Water and Land Management, Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy, Studentu 11, Akademija, LT-53361, Kaunas distr., Lithuania
Interests: healthy built environment; sustainable and affordable housing; real estate markets; urban regeneration and sustainable communities
Interests: housing affordability; sustainable housing; sustainable communities; healty housing and communities
Interests: housing adaptation; affordable housing; design for dementia; ageing
Interests: public health; dementia; old age psychiatry
Various countries around the world have been experiencing a rapid aging in population . Worldwide, the number of people aged 60 or over is projected to grow by 56% between 2015 and 2030 and the number aged over 80 is predicted to more than triple in size between 2015 and 2050 . Suitable housing is fundamental to the challenge of population ageing. Appropriate housing markets and well-designed communities are said to reduce risks to health for older people, promote independence and wellbeing, and thereby offer the potential to reduce social and health care costs , but unsuitable ones can offer the reverse. Consequently, there is a growing awareness that we need to plan for the ageing population and, crucially, provide suitable housing and environments to cater for their varied needs [1,4]. It is therefore important to ensure that housing providers and policy makers understand the needs and preferences of a diverse ageing society in order to promote their quality of life including public health and social wellbeing.
This Special Issue explores the scientific forum on a healthy built environment including social studies on ageing population needs, stakeholders preferences and oportunities, socio-economic challenges for sustainable housing and environment design, and technological solutions.
- Yu, C.; Lee, Y. Housing requirements for a ageing society. Indoor Built Environ. 2017, 26, 441–446.
- UN Report. World Population Ageing; Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division, UN: New York, NY, USA, 2015.
- Harding, E. Sustainable Planning for Housing in an Ageing Population: A Guide for Regional Level Strategies; International Longevity Centre UK, Department for Communities and Local Government: London, UK, 2008.
- Local Government Association. Housing our Ageing Population: Learning from Councils Meeting the Housing Need of Our Ageing Population; Local Government Association: London, UK, 2017.
Prof. Dr. Vida Maliene
Dr. Emma Mulliner
Prof. Mike Riley
Dr. Mantas Kazimieras Malys
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- Impact of the built environment on a public health and ageing
- Ageing population needs for a sustainable housing and communities
- Socio-Economic challenges for delivery of healthy built environment
- Housing market for an ageing population
- Housing and environment design for an ageing population
- Construction technologies and housing adaptation for an ageing population
- Sustainability and healthy built environment
- Public health and built environment.