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Home Design in an Aging World

Συγγραφέας: Chapman Wid , Rosenfeld Jeffrey P.
Εκδότης: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781563674723
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 350
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2008

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Home Design in an Aging World"

Home Design in an Aging World examines changing norms and social strains in an aging world, and looks at their implications for home design. Comparing the United States tosix other nations with growing populations of seniors, the text explores the ways that home-design is shaped by the interplay of demographics, social norms, and government policy and energized by the availability of new technologies and new building materials. The cross-national discussion follows the growing trend towards a more global understanding of social issues while covering the differences among the nations in terms of the effects of policy on the types of housing available, the design elements, and what people can afford. By raising important issues such as universal design implications, technology and aging in home design, and financing options and implications, this text sensitizes students and professional to unique challenges of designing for the aging.Features- Highlighted key terms and concepts- Study and discussion questions and cross-cultural comparisons at the end of every chapter to encourage critical thinking- An Appendix that explores accessible homes to more livable communities through real case studies. - Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom

Συγγραφέας/εις: Chapman Wid, Rosenfeld Jeffrey P.
ISBN: 9781563674723
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 01/03/2008
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 350
Τόπος έκδοσης: New York
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 478 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: black & white tables, figures


Contents - Aging and Home Design: American Success Stories - Home as Proactive, and Home as Reactive: Designs for Aging in Place - Quest for Community - In Sickness and in Health: Assisted Living and Long-Term Nursing Care - Aging and Home Design: Learning from Other Cultures - Japan: The Future is Robotic - China: The New Revolution is Gray, Not Red - Sweden: Independence by Design - Brazil: Senior Housing in the Land of Youth and Beauty - Israel: From Kibbutzim to Naturally-Occurring Retirement Communities - India: The Karma of Home Design - Policy and Prospects - Are We Ready for Aging? - Appendix: Learning from Architects and Designers

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