Yearly Archives: 2013

Architects for Urban Aging – Postscript

Should the holiday season goal to be “befriend an architect”? Yes I will. Architect Matthew Barac was a perfect choice as the closer to the Royal Institute of British Architects report – Silver Linings: The Active Third Age and The … Continue reading

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Architects for Urban Aging – 6

Is it perhaps coincidental? These last blog posts end the year where I began in January 2013, with the five part series titled “The Houses that Seniors Built”. Community design for urban aging. Affordable. Alternative. Adaptable. Seems to be the … Continue reading

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Architects for Urban Aging – 5

Architect Matthew Barac is a senior lecturer and research lead in the architecture program at the London South Bank University. Reading his impressive profile you get a strong sense that he is globally well respected and sought after for his … Continue reading

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Architects for Urban Aging – 4

City Networks: the Pop Up University. Scenario 5 – 2030; Silver Linings: The Active Third Age and The City. Life long learning isn’t a new thing. Example; if you go back to the 18th century to the Paris salon of … Continue reading

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Architects for Urban Aging – 3

Why wait seventeen years? The second 2030 scenario in Silver Linings: The Active Third Age and The City is real in 2013. Intergenerational living. Likely research findings in Canada wouldn’t be far off from the UK, when this RIBA report … Continue reading

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Architects for Urban Aging – 2

As you read Silver Linings: The Active Third Age and The City, one thing to keep in mind is one underlining point in these urban future scenarios for 2030 – an expectation of a certain level of personal affluence will … Continue reading

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Architects for Urban Aging – 1

Third Age. Basically described as “a period in life of active retirement, following middle age”, this term has occupied Boomer vocabulary for some time, as another way of re-framing our mind set around retirement and old age. Then there’s the … Continue reading

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Stanford Longevity Design Challenge – 2

Promoting opportunity. Picking up from the Oct.29 blog post on the current Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge, the first phase of providing frameworks for the generation of design ideas started by getting community feedback on suggestions for areas for … Continue reading

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Brewing Potions for Pension Reform

Weather patterns changed again this past week around the world. In Canada, wind and rain and crisper temps seemed a great backdrop to a spooky Halloween. And in the stirring of so many steamy hot cauldrons of news (like Senate … Continue reading

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Stanford Longevity Design Challenge – 1

Calling all student longevity design thinkers! Following the Stanford Center on Longevity for some time now, it’s wonderful to see news of how positive business initiatives address the promise of longevity, rather than the barrage of statistics and associated gloom … Continue reading

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