Archinect - News 2014-04-16T09:55:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/67066965/design-for-an-aging-population Design for an Aging Population Anna Johnson 2013-02-06T23:23:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:39:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcqxnwzgy2sb5t5e.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new multidisciplinary field has emerged in several universities in which sociologists, psychologists and urban planners work to tailor architectural designs to seniors as that demographic continues to grow. In America, 54 million people are over the age of 55 and that number is predicted to increase over the next 30 years by nearly 50 per cent. Despite most people&rsquo;s desire to age in their own homes, most will be required to seek alternative arrangements.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>