Multigenerational housing projects and integrating elderly
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The older generation today is not as “old” as the perception of the elderly is, and rather remains consistently young, active, and social. At the same time as resource worthy elderly are growing, physical segregation expands, in addition to growing loneliness and solitude. In this sense, the lack of qualities in living becomes a mutual challenge for many. On the background of the above mentioned challenges, the thesis aims to research the concept of multigenerational housing projects and how those can affect the integration of the elderly. The analysis is conducted in three methods: Firstly, the qualitative literature review of the two concepts “multigenerational housing projects” and “planning for elderly”, where further connectivities and intersection areas are emphasized. Secondly, the three case-studies of existing multigenerational housing projects were selected to examine the characteristics of those. At last, the in-depth interviews were conducted with residents at Vindmøllebakken co-housing project to understand the subjective perception of the users. Both objective and subjective empirical data are collected to understand the benefits, contributions, and challenges of multigenerational housing projects and community development for the elderly.
Master's thesis in City and regional planning