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dc.contributor.authorKarol, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorSpanbroek, Nancy
dc.identifier.citationKarol, Elizabeth and Spanbroek, Nancy. 2006. : Housing future for ageing in place, 2006 Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, 19-21 June. Adelaide: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Southern Research Centre.

This paper examines how the desire of people to age in their home is being met through the design of new and renovated homes in Western Australia. The question is asked whether new housing portrayed in the popular press in Western Australia considers the older and potentially frail home occupant. The publicity given to new homes over the recent past in the 'New Homes' weekly supplement of the West Australian Newspaper was reviewed and analysed to determine what emphasis has been given to ageing at home. The analysis shows that there is almost no consideration of the older, frail occupant in the design of new houses. This indicates that baby-boomer consumers are not yet recognizing their own future needs of the housing market. In addition housing designers are taking no initiatives in this area.

dc.publisherAustralian Housing and Urban Research Institute Southern Research Centre
dc.subjectWestern Australia
dc.subjectUniversal design
dc.subjectindependent living
dc.subjectHousing design
dc.subjectAgeing in place
dc.subjectquality of life
dc.subjectageing population
dc.titleHousing future for ageing in place
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.conference2006 Australasian Housing Researchers Conference
dcterms.source.conference-start-date19-21 June
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyDivision of Humanities
curtin.facultyDepartment of Architecture and Interior Architecture
curtin.facultyFaculty of Built Environment, Art and Design (BEAD)

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