1 February 2013 – From Atlantic Cities. Architecture and planning schools are rethinking housing design to consider future residents. Some universities offer degrees in senior housing administration, and plenty of schools offer minors in gerontology. Part of the reason is practical — elderly care is a growing field constantly in need of good recruits.
At Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Professor Dan D’Oca taught a studio on age-friendly design. “We wanted [the students] to consider, and design for, this massively changing demographic,” says D’Oca. Read the whole story